Multi-country outbreak of mpox, External situation report – 14 August 2023

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Tuesday, 15 August 2023

Multi-country outbreak of mpox, External situation report#27 – 14 August 2023–external-situation-report-27—14-august-2023


• Following publication of last Situation Report on 14 July 2023, up until 9 August 2023, WHO has received reports of 1020 newly confirmed cases of mpox and three new deaths.

• Transmission of monkeypox virus (MPXV) continues at a low level in most of the countriesreporting cases, with the main epidemiological and clinical characteristics of cases remaining stable. As of 9 August 2023, 15 of the 113 affected countries have reported new cases to WHO within the last 21 days.

• A significant increase in cases has been observed in the Western Pacific Region, driven by sustained community transmission in China.

• This situation report includes a special focus on mpox infection among health and care workers in hospital settings, as well as recommended infection prevention and control (IPC) measures to mitigate and control transmission of mpox to these workers.

• The next WHO mpox situation report will be published in the second week of September 2023.

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