Monkeypox: 25K cases, a batch of new deaths, and 3 state emergencies

The first set of deaths reported from countries other than where the monkeypox is endemic in animals are being investigated.

There are more than 25,000 cases in the world and more than 6000 in the US. At least 10 people have died in the world so far. The deaths of three people from Nigeria and two from the Central African Republic were previously reported. The country reported its first death on Monday. There have been two deaths in Spain and one death in Brazil. The World Health Organization is waiting for more information on the cases.

According to initial media reports, the death in Brazil was that of a 41-year-old man who had lyme and was at higher risk of severe disease.

Encephalitis,inflammation of the brain, is a possible cause of death for three of the four cases. The 22-year-old man died in India after testing positive for the virus in the United Arab Emirates. He died in the hospital after being put on a ventilator when he returned to India from the United Arab Emirates. The officials told reporters that he had tested positive for the cause of infectious mononucleosis and that they were still investigating other health conditions.

The deaths of two people in Spain are thought to be related to monkeypox-associated encephalitis. According to reports, both were previously healthy and immune compromised.


The fatality rate of the clade of monkeypox in endemic countries is thought to be between 3% and 4%. Health officials say they're seeing a broader range of diseases in the current outbreak.

New clinical data

The WHO's technical lead for monkeypox,Rosamund Lewis, said in a question and answer video on Tuesday that they are seeing new manifestations of illness. She said that the new manifestations include conditions that can be extremely painful and need medical care.

The reports of deaths included encephalitis cases. She said that it was not surprising. She said that more information would be released by the WHO as it came in from countries.

As the outbreak grows, more data may come in. The UK and Germany are both seeing a decline. The US, for example, is still seeing dramatic increases.

The total number of cases in the US is the largest in the world. More than 2,500 cases have been added in the past week or so, after the US confirmed its first case. Wyoming and Montana are the only states where cases have been reported.

The governors of California and Illinois declared a state of emergency on Monday. The governor declared a statewide emergency. The public health threat is mostly spread by men who have sex with men, which is why the declaration is intended to mobilize resources. Federal officials are not sure if they will declare a public health emergency. The White House said that President Biden had named two long-time FEMA employees to lead the country's response.

The monkeypox outbreak was declared a public health emergency by the WHO. The agency's highest alert is this one.