According to the World
Health Organization's website:
As of 13:00 on 21 May,
92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox under investigation have
been reported to WHO from 12
non-monkeypox virus-endemic Member States (Table 1, Figure 1). No deaths have been reported to date.
Table 1. Cases of monkeypox from non-endemic countries
reported to WHO from May 13-21, 2022 .
Figure 1. Geographical distribution of
confirmed and suspected cases of non-endemic monkeypox from May 13-21, 2022
With the exception of this new outbreak, WHO
continues to receive updates on ongoing monkeypox case reporting through the
established surveillance mechanism for cases in endemic countries (Integrated
Disease Surveillance and Response). Monkeypox
is endemic in Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of
Congo, Gabon, Ghana (found only in animals), Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria,
Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and South Sudan.
on the genetic sequence information of monkeypox virus, RENDU BIOTECHNOLOGY has established a nucleic acid detection system for monkeypox virus, which can not
only specifically detect monkeypox virus, but also detect several viruses of
the genus orpoxvirus (camelpox, cowpox, monkeypox, varicella, smallpox) and
smallpox vaccine. The reagent system also contains human reference genes for
sample quality control. At present, this product has obtained CE Certificate.