Monkeypox: WHO will have an emergency meeting due to an outbreak of cases

Monkeypox: WHO will have an emergency meeting due to an outbreak of cases

The WHO emergency committee on monkeypox will meet next Thursday to determine what measures should be taken against the current outbreak of the disease, the agency announced in a statement on Thursday.

The committee must rule on the seriousness of the resurgence of monkeypox cases and on its classification as a “public health emergency of international scope”the highest alert level of the organization.

It will meet for the second time, having ruled out raising the alert level at its previous meeting on June 23. The number of confirmed cases in the world has increased considerably since then, exceeding 10,000 in more than 60 countries, with Europe being the most affected region. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, repeatedly expressed concern about the spread of the disease outside the countries where it is endemic, and urged member countries to take appropriate measures to limit the spread of the disease. pollution.

“I stress once again that we must work to stop the transmission and advised governments to establish contact tracing to monitor and contain the virus and provide assistance to people in isolation,” Tedros told a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

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