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WHO warns of vaccine inequity, more monkeypox deaths

The global response to monkeypox must address increasing case counts in African countries as well as outbreaks in wealthy Western regions, says Meg Doherty, the World Health Organization's director of Global HIV, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections Programs, warning that low-income countries are likely to lose out in the rush for vaccines. Last week, Spain and Brazil reported what are believed to be the first monkeypox-related deaths outside Africa, and Catherine Smallwood, senior emergency officer at WHO Europe, says the organization expects more deaths. The Guardian (London) (8/1)

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