Monkeypox outbreak constitutes global health emergency – WHO

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Malaysiakini (English)

The rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak represents a global health emergency, the World Health Organization’s highest level of alert, said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Saturday. The WHO label – a “public health emergency of international concern” – is designed to sound an alarm that a coordinated international response is needed and could unlock funding and global efforts to collaborate on sharing vaccines and treatments. Members of an expert committee that met on Thursday to discuss the potential recommendation were split on the decision, two sources who spoke on t…

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