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Monkeypox can be eliminated in Europe, says WHO as case count slows

There are encouraging signs of a sustained week-on-week decline in the onset of cases in many European countries, including France, Germany, and Britain, as well as a slowdown in some parts of the US

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It is possible to eliminate the monkeypox outbreak in Europe, World Health Organization officials said on Tuesday, highlighting evidence that case counts are slowing in a handful of countries.
 
There are encouraging signs of a sustained week-on-week decline in the onset of cases in many European countries, including France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Britain, as well as a slowdown in some parts of the United States, despite scarce vaccine supplies.
 
"We believe we can eliminate sustained human-to-human transmission of monkeypox in the (European) region," said WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge. "To move towards elimination...we need to urgently step

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First Published: Aug 30 2022 | 8:24 PM IST

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