Monkeypox Global Emergency: WHO declares Monkeypox as Global Emergency

Publish Date: 24 Jul, 2022 |

After the corona epidemic, now Monkeypox has emerged as the biggest threat in the world. The cases of monkeypox found all over the world in the past may not make much difference to the people of India, but now the WHO has announced. It is bound to increase the concern of the people of all the countries of the world including India. The World Health Organization has now declared the monkeypox outbreak a global emergency.

17 thousand cases all over the world

So far, more than 17 thousand monkeypox cases have been reported in 80 countries of the world, while in India too, this infection has been confirmed in a third person. Monkeypox virus infection has spread by about 80% from June to July. If we look at the statistics, then Europe is the most affected by this disease, 80% of the total infection cases around the world are here.

The WHO chief said that there is a risk of international spread, but the risk of traffic interference is currently low. He said that its transmission is happening through new methods, about which we have very little information. Keeping this in mind, the organization has decided to declare monkeypox as a public health emergency.

WHO Director makes the announcement

A committee of the World Health Organization takes a decision to declare any disease as an emergency and if the committee does not agree, then the director has the right to take a decision. WHO Director-General Tedros A. Ghebreyesus made this announcement even after a consensus could not be reached among the members of the Emergency Committee of the Global Health Organization. 


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