WHO to examine whether to declare an international monkeypox emergency

Experts from the World Health Organisation will meet for the second time 21 July to analyze whether it is necessary to declare an international emergency because of the outbreak of monkeypoxwhen the cases are already approaching the 10,000 mark.

WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Recently, this second Emergency Committee meeting was expected to take place next week, and today it was confirmed to be on the 21st, although the results of the deliberations could be announced days later.

At the end of June, a first meeting of the same committee did not consider it necessary to international emergency for example by monkeypox status it currently has the covid pandemic-, although it maintained “moderate” risk through the outbreak.

Source: El heraldo