The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expressed concern about the unusual outbreak of monkeypox in the United Kingdom, believing that there seems to be at least some subtle transmission of the virus and warning of the possibility of the outbreak outside the UK. From the report: “We have a level of concern that it’s very different from what we usually think of monkeypox. And I think we have some concern that it could be related to this outside the UK,” – Jennifer McQueston , a senior CDC spokesman told STAT in an interview.
Since the beginning of May, seven confirmed and one probable cases of monkeypox have been detected in the UK – an unusually large number, given that monkeypox cases are rare and particularly rare outside of West and Central Africa. While one case recently traveled to Nigeria, where monkeypox is endemic, the rest appear to have contracted the virus in the UK. it was not the source of these infections. Further reading: Spain, Portugal report cases of monkeypox, causing the ghost of a wider outbreak.