WHO declares monkeypox global health emergency

WHO declares monkeypox global health emergency

Tribune News Service

NEW DELHI, July 23

In view of the rising cases of monkeypox globally, the WHO today declared the disease a public health emergency of international concern.

Monkeypox has now spread to 70 countries, with the WHO today saying the situation was “extraordinary” and warranted the declaration of a global emergency.

Three cases have been reported from India so far.

Making the announcement in Geneva, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made a set of recommendations to member nations. The WHO said countries that had not yet reported a case or not reported a case for more than 21 days should establish health and multi-sectoral coordination mechanisms to strengthen all aspects of readiness for responding to monkeypox.

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