WHO convenes emergency meeting on monkeypox as UK cases 'double'

The ongoing outbreak of monkeypox has prompted the World Health Organisation to arrange an emergency meeting, SİA reports citing The Telegraph.

It is understood the meeting has been convened as UK cases are expected to double with 11 more cases to be reported today.

There have been nine cases so far in the UK, but The Times has reported that this will increase today as the virus spreads across the country. It is also reported that the Government is ordering more stocks of the smallpox vaccine for those who may have been exposed to the virus.

t is understood the WHO meeting will look at how the virus is being spread, vaccine stocks, and why there is a high prevalence of cases in gay and bisexual men, The Telegraph reports.

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