WHO calls emergency meeting as more than 3,200 cases of monkeypox are confirmed

WHO calls emergency meeting as more than 3,200 cases of monkeypox are confirmed

WHO calls emergency meeting as more than 3,200 cases of monkeypox are confirmed More than 3,200 confirmed monkeypox cases and one death were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of the current outbreak. On Thursday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there was need for intensified surveillance in the broader community. He added that cases in non-endemic countries were still predominantly among men who have sex with men. "Person-to-person transmission is ongoing and is likely underestimated," Dr Tedros said at a meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee. The meeting of experts was convened by the WHO to decide whether to declare monkeypox a global health emergency, however, the organisation said it did not expect to announce any decisions made by its emergency committee before …
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