Monkeypox is said to have spread to more than 50 countries, infecting thousands of people since May.
Has monkeypox become the next global health emergency after Covid? The World Health Organization is likely to provide a response soon after the first meeting of the emergency committee on the multi-country outbreak was convened on Thursday. “The objectives of this meeting are to provide the WHO Director-General with a view on whether the event constitutes a public health emergency of international concern and also proposed possible temporary recommendations,” an official statement reads. .
If labeled as a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)’, the infection due to the monkeypox virus will be placed in the same category as Covid.
About two years ago, the World Health Organization was criticized for the delay in declaring the coronavirus a pandemic. This also happened during the Ebola outbreak. “The Democratic Republic of Congo, now experiencing the second-largest Ebola outbreak in recorded history, notified WHO of the outbreak on August 1, 2018, but WHO required four emergency committee meetings, including on 17 October 2018 (216 confirmed cases, 139 deaths and a death rate of 64%), and April 12 and June 14, 2019 (four confirmed cases in Uganda),’ highlights an old Lancet journal article.
Meanwhile, the World Health Network (WHN) – an independent coalition of scientists formed in response to the Covid-19 threat – urged WHO to consider monkey pox a pandemic.
Statement – The WHN announced today that they are declaring the current monkeypox outbreak a pandemic with more than 3,500 cases in 58 countries and rapidly expanding across continents. The outbreak will not stop without coordinated global action,” the American public health scientist and co-worker WHN founder Eric Feigl-Ding tweeted.
Monkeypox was confined to Africa for decades, but since May an increase has been reported in Europe, the United States, Australia and many other parts of the world.
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