WHO on MonkeypoxThe World Health Organization (WHO) has called an emergency meeting regarding monkeypox. The meeting will assess whether monkeypox disease has become an international health emergency. DG, WHO, said: “The outbreak of monkeypox is unusual and worrying. For this reason, I have decided to convene an emergency committee under International Health Regulations next week to assess whether this outbreak is a public concern of international concern.” represents a health emergency.
Let us tell you that cases of this disease have now started coming out of Africa (where this disease is endemic). On Monday, UK health officials detected another 104 cases of monkeypox in the country. Britain’s Health Protection Agency said on Monday that there are now 470 cases of monkeypox nationwide, most of them in gay or ‘bisexual’ men.
These countries have the highest number of cases after Britain
Significantly, last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that 1,285 cases of monkeypox have been reported from 28 countries where monkeypox was not considered endemic. No deaths have been reported outside Africa. After Britain, the highest number of cases have been reported in Spain, Germany and Canada.
what is monkeypox,
The disease is related to smallpox, which killed millions of people around the world each year before it ended in 1980. However, monkeypox, which is spread by close contact, is much less severe, usually consisting of a high fever and a chickenpox-like rash that clears up within a few weeks. Vaccines developed for smallpox have been found to be approximately 85 percent effective in preventing monkeypox. The mortality rate for monkeypox is usually quite low.
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