WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said testing remains a challenge for the monkeypox virus, which has infected more than 6,000 people in 58 countries. He added that less testing means cases are not detected, increasing the risk of community spread.
The WHO Director-General said the WHO was following the cases closely and the ‘scale and spread of the virus’ is concerned. “Worldwide, there are now more than 6,000 cases reported in 58 countries. Testing remains a challenge and it is highly likely that a large number of cases are not being taken up,” he said.