World Health Organization Declares Monkeypox Virus a Global Health Emergency
By Fox News // July 23, 2022
There have been five confirmed deaths
(FOX NEWS) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the international monkeypox virus outbreak now constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
While the United Nations (UN) health agency had previously debated the matter, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus explained in a media briefing on Saturday that the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee generally agreed that transmission of the virus at the time “did not represent a [PHEIC].”
Since then, he noted, the monkeypox outbreak has continued to grow, with more than 16,000 reported cases from 75 countries and territories.
There have been five confirmed deaths.
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