The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday (23) declared the monkeypox outbreak in more than sixty countries an emergency of international concern. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus thus announced the highest alert level that the Geneva-based specialized agency of the United Nations could impose in the event of a health threat.
The rare designation means the WHO now views the outbreak as a significant enough threat to global health that a coordinated international response is needed to prevent the virus from spreading further and potentially escalating into a pandemic.
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