Monkeypox multi-country outbreak
Situation update, 29 June 2022
On 16 May 2022, a multi-country outbreak of monkeypox (MPX) started, affecting the United Kingdom (UK), the EU/EEA, Asia, the Americas, and Australia. Cases have been identified all across the world.
As of 29 June, 4 178 cases of monkeypox have been reported rom 31 countries and areas throughout the European region.
ECDC will continue to monitor developments closely and will update its risk assessment as new data and information become available.
Questions and answers on monkeypox
What is monkeypox? How does it spread? Learn more about the disease and the current outbreak.
Factsheet for health professionals on monkeypox
Human monkeypox (MPX) is a zoonotic viral disease caused by the Monkeypox virus (MPXV). The clinical presentation is similar to smallpox.