Weekly Situation Report on Monkeypox Multi-Country Outbreak Response - Region of the Americas. 9 September 2022

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As of 7 September 2022:

Globally, 54,709 confirmed cases of monkeypox from102 Member States: 54% in the Region of the Americas, 44% in the European Region, 1% in the Africa Region, <1%eachin the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Western Pacific Region, and South-East Asia Region (Figure 1).

  • 3,638 additional cases, 7% increase in the last 7 days. 

  • 98% (27,875/28,401) of cases with available data are male, the median age is 36 years. <1% (171/28,991) of cases with available age data are aged 0-17 years, including 46 cases aged 0-4 years. Males between 18-44 years old account for 78% of cases with available data. 

In the Americas, 32,078 cases confirmed from 31 countries and territories. 4 deaths have been confirmed in 
the Region of the Americas. 

  • Four countries in the Region account for 91% of confirmed cases (United States of America, Brazil, Peru, and Canada).

  • For the sixth consecutive week, the Americas has reported the highest number of new monkeypox cases globally. For the fourth consecutive week, the number of cases has exceeded that in the WHO European Region, which previously had the highest cumulative number of cases. 

  • 97% of 5,543 confirmed cases with available information are male. Most cases with available information are aged 25 to 45 years old and self-identify as men who have sex with other men. 

  • In recent weeks, an increase in the proportion of women amongst the total number of confirmed cases has been observed. 

  • 8 countries in the Region have reported 70 confirmed cases among persons <18 years old (Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Canada, Chile, and Argentina).

  • 1,055 (11%) of 9,642 cases with available information were hospitalized.

  • 85% of 3,044 cases in the Americas with available information are locally transmitted cases.