Posted by : Aahil Shaik Saturday, July 23, 2022

A global Health Emergency, after Monkeypox outbreaks in more than 70 countries - WHO

On Saturday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency due to the outbreak of monkeypox, and classified it as the highest alert that organization can issue.

WHO confirmed that the Director-General of World Health, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, launched the highest level of alert against monkeypox.

- The World Health Organization highlighted that the spread of monkeypox remains under control in the world, except in Europe, where the risks increase, stating that the monkeypox has spread to more than 70 countries.

- The World Organization announced that more cases of monkeypox were recorded around the world. More than 16,000 cases of Monkeypox were recorded in 75 countries, stating that 5 people have died as a result of the outbreak.

- He stated that the emergency committee was unable to reach consensus on whether the monkeypox outbreak should be classified as a global health emergency, however he said that the outbreak spread around the world quickly and decided that it was indeed an international concern.

- The WHO assessment is that the risk of monkeypox is moderate globally, and in all regions except the European region, where the risk was assessed as high," he added.

- There are only two other health emergencies at present, the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing efforts to eradicate polio.

A global Health Emergency after Monkeypox outbreaks in more than 70 countries - WHO -

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