The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that it is cooperating with countries that have recorded cases of the rare viral disease monkeypox.
The organization stated – in a statement, according to the United Nations news website – that there are about 80 confirmed cases so far in 11 countries, as well as 50 other cases under investigation.
The UN organization revealed that it is working with affected countries and others to expand disease surveillance to find and support people who may be affected and provide guidance on how to deal with the disease.
The organization stressed that monkeypox spreads in a different way from Covid-19. Additionally, the WHO reported in a press release that at least eight countries in Europe were affected by monkeypox, namely Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.