Monkeypox: WHO declares highest alert over outbreak

Monkeypox: WHO declares highest alert over outbreak

Jul 23, 2022 by BBC

Key Facts

  • The classification is the highest alert that the WHO can issue and follows a worldwide upsurge in cases.
  • Dr Tedros said the emergency committee had been unable to reach a consensus on whether the monkeypox outbreak should be classified as a global health emergency.
  • However, he said the outbreak had spread around the world rapidly and he had decided that it was indeed of international concern.
  • The WHO is also issuing recommendations which it hopes will spur countries to take action to stop transmission of the virus and protect those most at risk.

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