The World Health Organization, WHO has declared the Monkey Pox outbreak a global health emergency.
The WHO Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus Has declared Monkey Pox As A Global Health Emergency after the end of a second meeting of the global health body’s Emergency Committee. He said the virus had caused five fatalities, caused not less than 16,000 cases, and had spread to 75 countries.
The WHO chief said the Committee classification is the highest alert that the WHO can issue.
“The WHO’s assessment is that the risk of monkey pox is moderate globally and in all regions, except in the European region, where we assess the risk as high,”
Tedros said the need for a speed up of vaccine development and the implementation of measures to limit the spread of the virus, galvanized the decision to declare the emergency.