Monkeypox Declared Global Health Emergency By World Health Organization

Monkeypox Declared Global Health Emergency By World Health Organization


The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared monkeypox a global health emergency, which the group’s director says is spreading “rapidly through new modes of transmission” around the world. 

Despite a WHO panel not having consensus on labeling the sickness a global health emergency, WHO leader Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus directed the organization to declare it a “public health emergency of international concern.”

“We have 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” Tedros told the press. 

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The disease, which primarily spreads among men who have sex with men, joins both COVID and polio as the other diseases designated as international emergencies by the global health organization. 

While monkeypox has long been prevalent in

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