Monkeypox continues to surprise the world...and arrives in Finland

Monkeypox continues to spread globally, as the health authorities in Finland announced the registration of the first case of this disease on its territory.

And the Finnish HUS Laboratories issued an official statement, saying that "the suspected case was reported on May 25 in a man who visited Europe."

The statement added: "Experts have confirmed the first case of monkeypox virus in the country, and the patient is recovering."

And the World Health Organization announced yesterday that monkeypox will not turn into a global epidemic.

The organization reported that 157 confirmed cases of monkeypox had been recorded worldwide.

It is noteworthy that monkeypox, a rare virus similar to human smallpox, was first detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1970s.

Symptoms of the disease include fever, headache, and a rash that begins on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.

The World Health Organization has monitored the registration of a number of infections, and others suspected, since the first case was reported on May 7, most of them in European countries such as Spain, Portugal, Britain, France, Germany, and others.

In Britain, the UK's Health Security Agency reported 14 new cases of monkeypox, bringing the total number of detected cases to 70 since May 7.

Scotland reported its first case of monkeypox on Monday, but no cases have been detected in Wales and Northern Ireland so far.

And the Spanish health authorities in the Madrid region said that they had detected 11 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of injuries in Spain to 48, almost all of them in the capital.

In Portugal, health authorities added two confirmed cases, bringing the total to 39.

For its part, the health authorities in France announced that the number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country rose to five, from three recorded earlier in the week.

In Canada, the health authorities announced that they had detected ten new cases of monkeypox in Quebec, which brings the total number of infections to 15, and it is expected that more cases will be recorded in other provinces.

The United States also recorded cases of this disease, with one confirmed case in Massachusetts and four other probable cases (one in New York, one in Florida and two in Utah).

All patients are men who have traveled outside the United States.

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