Monkeypox Declared A Global Health Emergency By WHO: The World Health Organization (WHO) has taken a key decision. Monkeypox disease spreading worldwide is considered as an extraordinary event. WHO has declared monkeypox as a global health emergency as the number of cases is steadily increasing and spreading to different countries. The World Health Organization has already held an emergency committee meeting. Should monkeypox be declared a global health emergency? Or not..? Discussed the topic. Recently declared a global health emergency on Saturday.
WHO considers monkeypox as a major threat to the world. WHO will take important measures to prevent further spread of the virus. However, WHO refused to declare monkeypox as a global health emergency last month. Currently, more than 16,000 cases have been registered in 75 countries around the world. From the end of June to the beginning of July, the number of cases increased to 77 percent. Recently, three cases of monkeypox have come to light in India as well. The virus was detected in three people who came to Kerala from Gulf countries.
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Cases of monkeypox that started in the UK gradually spread to European countries. Cases are gradually coming to light in other countries as well. More than 86 percent of cases of monkeypox have been recorded in European countries alone. America has 11 percent of the cases. Recently, several studies have shown that 95 percent of cases are transmitted through sex.
“So in short, we have an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly, through new modes of transmission, about which we understand too little and which meets the criteria in the International Health Regulations.”-@DrTedros #monkeypox
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) July 23, 2022