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'Monkey virus' - more than 80 infections confirmed in 12 countries - BBC

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Monkey virus has infected more than 80 people in at least 12 countries. The BBC writes about it.

Another 50 suspected cases are under investigation, according to the World Health Organization. The infection has been confirmed in nine European countries, as well as in the US, Canada and Australia.

"Monkey virus" is most prevalent in remote areas of Central and West Africa.The World Health Organization states that recent epidemics are atypical as they occur in non-endemic countries.“As we enter the summer season, mass events, festivals and parties can accelerate the spread of the virus,”  Hans Klug, WHO Regional Director for Europe said.