Biden: Monkeypox outbreak raises concern

US President Joe Biden said the increasing outbreak of monkeypox is "something that should be of concern to everyone".

And the “Bloomberg” news agency quoted him as saying today, Sunday, that he spoke with his advisers about the virus.

"We are working hard to determine what we will do, and what vaccine might be available to counter it," he added, before leaving South Korea.

"It is a concern, because if it continues to spread, it will have repercussions," he said.

The virus, which is rare and can cause death, usually appears in parts of Africa, but its spread further recently has raised health officials' concerns.

Confirmed and suspected cases of monkeypox are on the rise in Europe and North America.

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