WHO: Monkeypox is not currently a global health emergency

The World Health Organization has confirmed that the monkeypox outbreak poses a health threat and is of grave concern, but is not currently a global health emergency.

“Currently, the monkeypox outbreak is not a public health emergency of international concern,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told an expert meeting to assess the situation.

According to the organization’s latest statistics, the number of confirmed infections amounted to 3,200 cases, while one death has been reported in the past six weeks. in 48 countries that have not witnessed an outbreak of this disease.