The World Health Organisation has warned that Africa faces a growing threat from zoonotic diseases such as monkeypox, with the continent recording a 63-percent rise in such outbreaks over the past decade. In an AFP article that can be read in full on the Future Media website, the WHO’s Africa director Matshidiso Moeti is quoted as saying that poor transport infrastructure had once limited mass zoonotic infections on the continent. But that Africa could become a “hotspot for emerging infectious diseases,” as improved transport links raise the threat of zoonotic pathogens travelling to cities.