'Let's not make a mountain out of a molehill,' says WHO over monkeypox

The agency's director for Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness, Dr Sylvie Briand, says the outbreak seen mostly in Europe is 'containable'

The global outbreak of monkeypox can be contained, says the WHO as more governments announce plans for limited vaccinations to combat rising infections.

Dr Sylvie Briand.

The comments come as health authorities investigate 237 suspected and confirmed cases of the virus in 19 countries.

The outbreak, identified as being caused by the West African strain of monkeypox