China News Service, June 28. According to the official website of the World Health Organization on the 27th, as of June 22, 50 countries and regions around the world had reported 3,413 confirmed cases of monkeypox and 1 death, most of them from Europe. .

  Of those, 1,310 new cases have been reported since June 17, and eight more countries have reported monkeypox cases, the WHO said.

Data map: Electron microscope images provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show mature monkeypox virus (left) and immature virions (right).

  The WHO Emergency Committee held a meeting on the monkeypox epidemic in many countries on the 23rd, and issued a report on the 25th to advise WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that the epidemic should not be designated as a "public health emergency of international concern" for the time being.

  Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus.

In the past few weeks, several European and American countries have reported multiple clusters of monkeypox virus, most of them involving men who have sex with men.

The WHO said that monkeypox cases are often found in West and Central Africa, and it is not normal for confirmed and suspected cases reported in many countries without any travel history to monkeypox-endemic areas.

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