No vaccines have been specifically developed against monkeypox, but the WHO estimates that smallpox vaccines are about 85 per cent effective. Photo illustration: Reuters
No vaccines have been specifically developed against monkeypox, but the WHO estimates that smallpox vaccines are about 85 per cent effective. Photo illustration: Reuters
Monkeypox

Nearly 200 cases of monkeypox in more than 20 countries, WHO says

  • The UN health body described the epidemic as ‘containable’ and proposed creating a stockpile for sharing limited vaccines and treatments worldwide
  • The outbreak is probably due more to a change in human behaviour than any genetic change in the virus, the WHO’s director of pandemic and epidemic diseases says

No vaccines have been specifically developed against monkeypox, but the WHO estimates that smallpox vaccines are about 85 per cent effective. Photo illustration: Reuters
No vaccines have been specifically developed against monkeypox, but the WHO estimates that smallpox vaccines are about 85 per cent effective. Photo illustration: Reuters
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