The outbreak of monkeypox in more than 50 nations has been deemed a “emergency of international concern” by the World Health Organization (WHO).
WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated, “Although I am announcing a public health emergency of international concern, for the time being this outbreak is focused among men who have sex with men, especially those with several sexual partners.”
In other words, “with the appropriate methods in the right groups, this outbreak can be prevented,” he continued.
The WHO’s highest alert level for health concerns is emergency, but it has no immediate repercussions.
It is intended to warn authorities to take action to safeguard their citizens.
Monkeypox is a contagious viral disease that has been on the rise since May 2022, when a number of cases were discovered in the UK.
A growing number of nations and regions, mostly in Europe but also in North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia, began reporting cases starting on May 18.
There have been a total of 17,186 confirmed cases as of July 23. 72 recorded deaths have occurred since the year 2022 began, all of them in Africa. It might also interest you to read United Nations orders Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu
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