Monkeypox: what is it and how worried should we be?

More than 100 confirmed cases of monkeypox – a disease usually found in central and western Africa – have been detected in countries from the US to Australia and France to the UK, causing alarm after two years of a pandemic.

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With cases identified in more than 15 countries, it feels eerily similar to reports of coronavirus in 2019 – but is it? We speak to Guardian science correspondent Nicola Davis to find out more about the situation and whether it is cause for concern

Monkeypox may have been circulating in UK for years, scientists say ►

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This news story originally appeared at Health News - on 11 June 2022