Over 200 monkeypox cases have been reported in at least 21 countries with Finland confirming its first case on Friday, a media reports said.
The countries who reported moneypox includes, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain are among the affected nations.
Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, the US, Canada, Israel, UAE and Argentina have also reported cases of the virus.
Monkeypox virus was first identified in 1958 among laboratory monkeys in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The 2022 monkeypox outbreak which began in the United Kingdom with subsequent cases confirmed in Europe, North America and Australia.
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Meanwhile, World Health Organisation said that the Monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease. The virus can spread through any kind of sustained skin-to-skin contact with an infected person who has a lesion.
Monkeypox can also spread through body fluids, contaminated bedsheets and clothing, or respiratory droplets if a person has a lesion in their mouth.
The virus usually begins with symptoms similar to the flu such as fever, muscle aches, chills, headaches, exhaustion and swollen lymph nodes. It then progresses to body rashes characterized by raised bumps that turn into puss-filled blisters which eventually dry out and fall off.