Epidemiological Update Monkeypox in children, adolescents, and pregnant women - 4 August 2022

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Between 1 January and 2 August 2022, a total of 25,022 confirmed cases, including nine deaths, were reported from 83 Member States in six World Health Organization (WHO) Regions. The nine fatal cases were reported in Brazil (1), India (1), Nigeria (3), Spain (2), and the Central African Republic (2).

During the last 7 days there was an increase of 33.5% and 70% in the number of reported cases globally and in the WHO Region of the Americas, respectively.

Of the reported cases for which information on age is available (n=16,969), 96 are among minors (<18 years old); of these, 61% are male. Regarding age, 51% (49 cases) are aged 11-17 years, and 26% (25 cases) are children aged 0-4 years. No deaths have been reported in these age groups. Of the 33 confirmed cases for which hospitalization data is available, 42% required hospitalization for isolation or treatment. None of the cases had any comorbidities.