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WHO Urges Urgent Action on Mpox Surge in Africa Amid Dangerous Congo Strain

todayJune 26, 2024 6

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The World Health Organization has called for urgent action to address the rising spread of mpox in Africa. Rosamund Lewis, WHO’s technical lead for mpox, highlighted the critical need for intervention. Meanwhile, John Claude Udahemuka from the University of Rwanda warned about a highly dangerous strain in Congo’s South Kivu province, a mutated version of the clade I mpox. This strain has fatality rates of approximately 5% in adults and 10% in children

Written by: Leonard Witbeen

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