WHO Declares Monkeypox As Public Health Emergency After 16,000 Cases Globally
The WHO declared monkeypox disease a public health emergency, after it spread to approximately 75 countries, across the globe. On July 23, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, "The global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern." The declaration came a month after the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations convened the monkeypox and studied. Furthermore, there are 16,000 cases and five deaths from monkeypox.