WHO 'very worried' about spread of mpox in DR Congo

Updated December 9 2023 - 3:30am, first published 3:27am
Mpox is a viral infection that spreads through close contact, causing flu-like symptoms and lesions. (AP PHOTO)
Mpox is a viral infection that spreads through close contact, causing flu-like symptoms and lesions. (AP PHOTO)

A World Health Organisation expert is "very worried" about the spread of a severe form of mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, that has killed nearly 600 people, mainly children, in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year.

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