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80 cases are confirmed in 11 countries with monkey line

80 cases are confirmed in 11 countries with monkey line

About 80 cases of Monkey Line have been confirmed in 11 countries, the WHO said, warning of more cases in the coming days.

The World Health Organization reports that 50 other suspected cases are being investigated, but without giving details about the sites.

The infection was previously reported in Italy, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, USA, Canada and Britain.

The monkey line is most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa.

It is a rare viral infection, which is usually mild and most people recover within a few weeks, according to the UK National Health Service.

The virus does not spread easily among people and the risk to the general public is said to be very low. There is no specific vaccine for monkeypox, but a smallpox vaccine offers 85% protection as the two viruses are quite similar.