780 cases of monkeypox reported or identified as of June 2: WHO

United Nations/Geneva: As of May 13 and as of June 2, a total of 780 laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported or identified in 27 countries in four WHO regions not endemic to monkeypox virus, the World Health Organization said.

The UN health agency said that while epidemiological investigations are ongoing, most of the reported cases to date have been submitted through sexual health or other health services in primary or secondary health care facilities and primarily, but not exclusively, involve men who have sex with men (MSM).

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