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Monkeypox declared a global public health emergency

WHO declares monkeypox a public health emergency. Monkeypox outbreak has spread around the world.

Where: United States

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The World Health Organization’s Director, Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus announced on Saturday that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern.
UN News stated, “Monkeypox is an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly, through new modes of transmission about which we understand ‘too little’, and which meets the criteria of an emergency under International Health Regulations.”
There are at present 16,000 reported cases from 75 countries and areas.
WHO has currently 3 active global public health emergencies – Covid 19, polio and monkeypox.
Lawrence Gostin, director of the WHO Center on Global Health Law stated, ” Now the @WHO has declared #monkeypox a PHEIC, it is high time for Biden to declare a public health emergency in the US.”

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