While cases of monkeypox, an infectious disease similar to smallpox, have been reported in the United Kingdom and the United States, it has been announced that 17 people suspected of being infected in Canada have also been reported.

Multiple infected people have been confirmed in Portugal and Spain, and there is growing concern that the infection will spread mainly in Europe and the United States.

Health officials in Montreal, Canada, announced on the 19th that 17 people were suspected of being infected with the infectious disease "monkeypox," which has symptoms similar to smallpox.



All suspected infections are quarantined, and those who have come into contact with them are also subject to health observations.



Nine cases of "monkeypox" were reported in the United Kingdom by the 18th, and one infection was confirmed in the United States on the 18th, and American patients traveled to Canada late last month. It means that it was.



According to the Associated Press,


14

cases have been confirmed in Europe


, 7 cases in Spain, and 1 case each in Italy and Sweden, so there is concern that the infection will spread mainly in Europe and the United States.


It's getting stronger.



WHO = The World Health Organization is calling on national health authorities to strengthen their readiness for early detection of patients and rapid tracking of those who come into contact with them.

Report of suspected infection in France

French health officials announced on the 19th that a person suspected of being infected with "monkeypox" was reported for the first time in the country.



Details such as symptoms have not been clarified, but cases of suspected infection were reported in areas including the capital Paris and its suburbs.

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