WHO says monkeypox outbreak is ’emergency’
The World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee assessed the situation with the spread of monkeypox.
The WHO declared the “emergency” nature of the monkeypox outbreak and called for “intensive response efforts” to “control the further spread” of the infection. At the same time, the organization announced that the phenomenon is not a global emergency.
“While several members of the committee expressed differing views, the committee decided by consensus to inform the director-general of WHO that it should be determined at this stage that the outbreak is not a PHEIC [International Emergency],” the committee said in a statement.
Earlier, the head of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called the number of cases of monkeypox in the world. According to him, more than 3.2 thousand cases of infection among people have been recorded so far.