China News Service, July 5. According to Agence France-Presse, the World Health Organization reported on July 5 local time that as of June 30, 53 countries and regions around the world had reported 5,322 laboratory-confirmed monkeys. cases of pox, one of whom died.

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).

  According to reports, the number of confirmed cases increased by 56% from the 3,413 cases notified by the WHO on the 22nd.

  "Eighty-five percent of cases are in Europe, followed by the African region, the Americas, and the Eastern Mediterranean and Pacific regions," a WHO spokesman said.

  The spokesperson also said that WHO will continue to ask countries to pay special attention to monkeypox cases in order to prevent further increases in the number of infections.

  Earlier, WHO Regional Director for Europe Kruger said on the 1st that Europe constitutes the epicenter of the monkeypox epidemic.

  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.