WHO: Over 6,000 Monkeypox Cases Reported from 58 Countries

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 6,000 Monkeypox cases have been reported from 58 countries around the world. WHO will also reconvene emergency committee week of July 18, 2022 or sooner.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) will call a meeting of the committee that will also advise on declaring the epidemic a global health emergency, which is the highest degree of alert in the week starting July 18, 2022.

The committee has ruled that the monkeypox outbreak, which has seen cases rise both in the African countries where the disease is typically spreading and abroad, was not yet a health emergency at WHO’s previous meeting on June 27, 2022.

According to the director general, Europe accounts for more than 80 percent of the monkeypox cases. Since the beginning of May 2022, monkeypox disease has been spreading throughout the world, and the present strain has a fatality rate that has been around 1 percent in the previous outbreak.

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According to the reports, most monkeypox cases have been in 21 year to 40 year old males, out of which, who are gay or bisexual men. He added that, he continue to be concerned by the scales and rapid spread of the monkeypox virus across the world, because of a lack of testing, and many cases have not reported yet.