Human monkeypox (MPX) - a zoonotic disease caused by the monkeypox virus (MPXV) - often begins with a combination of the following symptoms: fever, headache, chills, exhaustion, asthenia, lymph node swelling, back pain, and muscle aches.
Human monkeypox is an endemic zoonotic disease in the tropical rainforest regions of Central and West Africa. The first outbreak of MPX reported outside of Africa was an outbreak linked to an importation of infected mammals in 2003 into the United States. Since 2018, 12 travel-associated MPXV cases were reported outside Africa until the end of 2021. In 2022, for the first time, many outbreaks were reported in EU Member States and worldwide (in non-endemic countries) that had no epidemiological links to travel or imported mammals.
Monkeypox multi-country outbreak, 2022
Monkeypox outbreak: Resource toolkit for event organisers
5 Jul 2022 - This toolkit, jointly created by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), provides event organisers with customisable tools on monkeypox for mass gatherings, both for consideration and use.