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Monkeypox Can Be Contained If People Recognize It, WHO Says

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5 Things to Know About Monkeypox

The recent outbreak of monkeypox is unusual but is still containable, according to the World Health Organization.

“It’s not something we’ve seen over the last few years,” said Sylvie Briand, director of the WHO’s epidemic and pandemic preparedness and prevention department Tuesday. She said it’s still containable and that countries can cut the chain of transmission by raising awareness and getting people to recognize the symptoms early.