POLITICO  |  July 23, 2022

Monkeypox is endemic to several African countries and is transmitted between humans through close contact with an infected person. However, the current global outbreak has raised fears about the virus establishing itself outside the continent. “Monkeypox is spinning out of control & could become endemic outside of Africa,” Lawrence Gostin, director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, tweeted on Friday.

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