Hong Kong considering buying vaccines against monkeypox despite ‘low risk’ of disease detected in city, health officials say

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Hong Kong is considering purchasing vaccines against monkeypox even though the risk of the infectious disease being detected in the city is low, health officials have said. The city has been on guard against the disease, after a number of countries outside endemic nations in West and Central Africa reported confirmed and suspected cases. “We are carrying on our risk assessment. The risk is here but not high,” Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee said on Thursday. “We will continue to closely monitor the situation.” Director of health Dr Ronald Lam Man-kin said authorities were considering purchasing vaccines...