WHO has declared a global health emergency on monkeypox

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of monkeypox in various countries of the world as a global health emergency. The announcement was made by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the organization, after the second meeting of the WHO emergency committee on Saturday. News BBC and AFP

Monkeypox infection is caused by the monkeypox virus. It belongs to the category of smallpox virus. A significant number of monkeypox patients have been detected in several countries including North America, Europe during the outbreak of the Corona epidemic.

So far, more than 16 thousand people have been infected with this disease in 75 countries, said the head of WHO. He said, “I have decided to declare monkeypox infection as a global health emergency.” It is of concern to the entire world.”

A global health emergency alert is the World Health Organization’s highest alert. The same warning has been issued by the agency regarding the ongoing efforts to eradicate corona and polio at the moment.