(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Nine member-states of the European Union (Austria, Belgium,
France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and
Sweden) registered 67 monkeypox cases in total from May 15 to 23,
the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said
in its press release, Trend reports citing TASS .
'Human-to-human transmission occurs through close contact with
infectious material from skin lesions of an infected person,
through respiratory droplets in prolonged face-to-face contact, and
through fomites,' the Center said.
'There is a potential risk of human-to-animal transmission in
Europe, therefore close intersectoral collaboration between human
and veterinary public health authorities working from a 'One
Health' perspective is needed to manage exposed pets and prevent
the disease from being transmitted in wildlife,' the Center
ECDC will continue monitoring developments and updating its risk
assessment as new data and information become available, the Center
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