WHO declares monkeypox outbreak to be public health emergency of international concern

The World Health Organization declared the outbreak of monkeypox to be a public health emergency of international concern.

During a press conference on Saturday in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the global monkeypox outbreak as a public health emergency of global significance.


According to the WHO, more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox have been found in 75 countries and territories worldwide. There have been five deaths documented so far, all of which happened in Africa.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2,800 cases have been identified in 44 states and the District of Columbia. According to state officials, 900 instances of monkeypox have been verified in New York, the state with the highest recorded number in the United States, with 93 percent of those cases occurring in New York City.

The WHO declaration was hailed as a "call to action for the global health community" by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra of the United States.


What becerra said

Monkeypox has spread around the world, and we will keep taking urgent action to tackle it both in the United States and, by cooperating with our partners overseas, globally, Becerra said in a statement.

The most typical symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, exhaustion, and muscle aches. Patients may experience a rash and lesions, which frequently start on the face before moving to other body parts.


HOw People Affected

Animals generally infect people by biting them, scratching them, or by preparing and eating tainted bush meat.

Health officials are seeking to increase the provision of monkeypox vaccines to stop the disease's spread.


what ashish jha said

This week, Dr. Ashish Jha, the coordinator for the White House's COVID-19 response, also highlighted the critical need for more doses of the monkeypox vaccine.

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