WHO confirms “monkeypox” an emergency due to its rapid spread

The World Health Organization has confirmed that monkeypox is a health emergency of international concern, with over 16,000 cases of the disease reported in 75 countries.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, said today: There is a clear risk of further international spread of the disease, indicating that the disease has spread rapidly in all over the world and it came through new modes of transmission that only a few of them understood.

He explained that the emergency committee of the World Health Organization, which met on Thursday in Geneva on monkeypox, did not reach a consensus on this issue and left the decision to initiate the highest level of preparedness to the director-general. .