No evidence of monkeypox virus being mutated: WHO

No evidence of monkeypox virus being mutated: WHO

The World Health Organization on Monday asserted that there was no evidence that the monkeypox virus has mutated. A senior executive at the U.N. agency endorsed the statement noting the rise of infectious disease, endemic in the west and central Africa. ‘Mutations are typically lower with this virus, although genome sequencing of cases will help inform understanding of the current outbreak,’ Rosamund Lewis, head of the smallpox secretariat which is part of the WHO Emergencies Programme, told a briefing.

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