The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Sunday that more cases of monkeypox will be reported as the virus has crossed the borders of 12 countries, raising the number the confirmed cases to 92.
It added that it will reveal further guidance and recommendations in the upcoming days to identify the best ways to deal with the infected cases.
“Available information suggests that human-to-human transmission is occurring among people in close physical contact with cases who are symptomatic”, the world health agency added.
WHO previously announced that it is working closely with countries that witness an outbreak of monkeypox.
The organization reflected that it is strengthening its ties with the countries that reported cases of monkeypox to identify the reasons for the virus spread in non-endemic countries.
WHO called for an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the fast outbreak of monkeypox, a new global disease that fast emerged in Europe and Africa, after more than 100 cases were detected in Europe.
Germany has described the situation as the largest outbreak in Europe ever after cases have been registered in at least eight European countries. They are: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, alongside, the US, Australia, Canada, and Israel.
German military medical authorities said: “With several confirmed cases in the United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal, this is the largest and most widespread outbreak of monkeypox ever seen in Europe.”