A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkey pox virus, is seen at 50X magnification. Image: US CDC via Reuters
A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkey pox virus, is seen at 50X magnification. Image: US CDC via Reuters
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WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases cross 100 in Europe

  • Suspected or confirmed cases have been reported in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK, as well as the US, Canada and Australia
  • The disease typically spreads through close contact and has rarely spread outside Africa, so this series of infections has triggered concern

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkey pox virus, is seen at 50X magnification. Image: US CDC via Reuters
A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkey pox virus, is seen at 50X magnification. Image: US CDC via Reuters
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