WHO discusses monkeypox emergency declaration

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), monkeypox was seen in 63 countries.

The latest data show that the total number of incidents is around 9,200.

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WHO announced that the committee on monkeypox will meet again to decide whether the virus in question should be considered a “global health emergency.”

The meeting will be the second meeting of experts to discuss whether the monkeypox incidents should be treated as an “international concern”.

The possibility of a global epidemic is being talked about

The first committee meeting had determined that the current situation now does not meet the threshold for the “global epidemic” declaration.

“The emergency committee will convey its views to the WHO Director-General (Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus) on whether the incident constitutes a PHEIC (People’s Health Emergency of International Value),” WHO’s statement said.

WHO’s statement

If that happens, discontinuous advice will be offered on how to better contain the spread of the disease and manage the global public health response.”