WHO declares ongoing monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency

Фото: vedomosti.ru 25.07.2022 240

The World Health Organization has declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, El.kz reports with reference to WHO.

"I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced.

Tedros said while the committee was unable to reach a consensus, he came to the decision after considering the five elements required on deciding whether an outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.
He added that while he was declaring monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern, "For the moment this is an outbreak that's concentrated among men who have sex with men, especially those who have multiple partners, that means that this is an outbreak that can be stopped with the right strategies in the right right groups."  


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