Outbreak Brief 3: Monkeypox in Africa Union Member States

23 July 2022

Global Update (non-endemic countries): Since 13 May 2022, and as of 22 July 2022, 16,593 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported from 68 countries that are not endemic for monkeypox. These countries are mainly in Europe and North America.
On 23 July 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the current multi-country outbreak constitutes a Public Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). WHO’s Director highlighted the clear risk of further international spread, although the risk of interference with international traffic remains low at this time.
For more information on the global situation please visit the WHO website.
Africa update (endemic2 and non-endemic countries): Since the last update (15 July 2022), a total of 75 new cases (18 confirmed and 57 suspected) and no new deaths of monkeypox have been reported from Cameroon and Nigeria.