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Threats For New Outbreak Looms, As Scientists Signal Deadly Monkeypox Variant Circulating In Central Africa

Researchers have warned that a dangerous monkeypox variant with a fatality rate as high as 10% is circulating in Central Africa, which could trigger new global outbreaks. After analyzing 1,463 cases between 2013 and 2017, scientists have found that monkeypox transmission in a remote part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is much higher than previously thought.