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Bavarian lands monkeypox vaccine contract with unnamed European country

On Thursday, as more monkeypox cases emerge across Europe, Bavarian Nordic has announced a supply contract with an undisclosed European country for its vaccine Imvanex.

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In the face of a small European outbreak of monkeypox, with the UK, Portugal, and Spain reporting confirmed cases, Bavarian Nordic has signed a contract to supply its vaccine against the infection to an undisclosed country in Europe, the company has announced in a Thursday press release.

According to Bavarian, the first recent monkeypox case was confirmed on May 7 in an individual returning from Nigeria, where the infection is endemic. Since then, more than 20 cases have been confirmed in England, Portugal, and Spain, with more suspected cases being investigated, and one case having been confirmed in the US.

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