[Question] What’s up with the recent monkeypox cases?

Is it a thing I should be allocating attention to?

Wikipedia tells me that human-to-human transmission of monkeypox is pretty rare/​difficult. There has been some community spread recently at least in the UK, but that’s been speculated to have been from sex. On the other hand, there’s been a bunch of cases reported in Portugal and Spain recently as well. Is that just normal background rate being given more attention than usual by the news cycle? Or is this actually an unusually high number of cases? Most importantly, is the number of cases significant evidence of increased human-to-human transmission?