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Monkeypox transmission can be eliminated in Europe, WHO says

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Monkeypox transmission can be eliminated in Europe, WHO says

Monkeypox transmission can be eliminated in Europe, WHO says

There are "encouraging early signs" that the monkeypox outbreak is slowing, according to the World Health Organization's regional office for Europe.


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