WHO MONKEYPOX – WHO declares monkeypox outbreak public health emergency

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The World Health Organization declared Saturday the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern as cases around the world surge rapidly.

“Monkeypox is 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 of an emergency under International Health Regulations,” the United Nations said in a statement.