Just The WHO declares monkeypox a public health emergency


monkeypox is now a public health emergency, as announced by the World Health Organization on Saturday.

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, declared: “I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern.”

There are numerous benefits to declaring a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Despite the fact that the WHO emergency committee debating whether or not to issue an emergency declaration failed to establish a consensus, the proclamation was made.


“There is a clear risk of additional worldwide dissemination,” Tedros warned of the outbreak’s rapid growth.

Guys who have intercourse with men and have several sexual partners are the most likely to contract monkeypox. More than 16,000 cases have been reported worldwide, with 2,891 cases in the United States confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control.

There are monkeypox vaccinations available, but stocks are limited.


To date, states and local health agencies in the United States have received 191,000 doses, as reported by the HHS. By the middle of 2023, the federal government, according to HHS, will have close to 7 million doses.

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