(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Cases of Monkeypox are being investigated in European countries as well as the US, Canada and Australia, according to health authorities and local media reports.
The latest new cases were reported in France, Italy, Sweden and Australia.
It follows the confirmation of cases in the US, Spain and Portugal on Wednesday, as well as the investigation of 13 suspected cases in Canada.
Monkeypox is most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa.
Cases of the disease outside of the region are often linked to travel to the area.
Monkeypox is a rare viral infection which is usually mild and from which most people recover in a few weeks, according to the UK’s National Health Service.