The article says that usually viruses of this type are quite stable.

“It was unexpected to find so many mutations in the 2022 monkeypox virus,” said one of the study participants from the Portuguese National Institute of Health.

He is quoted by RIA Novosti. 

Earlier, the World Health Network (WHA) reported that monkeypox was officially declared a pandemic.

According to the WHA, there are currently 3,417 confirmed cases of monkeypox in 58 countries around the world.

Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said earlier that Europe continues to be the epicenter of the monkeypox outbreak.