While the virus did manifest earlier in children, this reportedly is the first in the recent outbreak. The increasing trend of infections, majorly seen among men who have sex with men “is likely to continue”, said Ghebreyesus.

“We are starting to see this with several children already infected.

“I am concerned about sustained transmission because it would suggest that the virus is establishing itself and it could move into high-risk groups including children, the immunocompromised and pregnant women,” Ghebreyesus said.

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