W.H.O declared Monkeypox a global emergency

W.H.O declared Monkeypox a global emergency

Due to the rapid increase in the cases- W.H.O declared Monkeypox a global emergency.

W.H.O Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he has finally decided that the global Monkeypox wave represents a public health emergency of international concerns.

As it is declared a public health emergency of international affairs, it will increase the coordination and sharing of available resources and information among all nations.

The declaration of global emergency comes in a situation when the W.H.O emergency committee has failed to reach a consensus on whether or not to issue the emergency.

According to Tedros- The monkeypox is spreading quickly and there is a clear risk of further international spread.

The Monkeypox wave is widely common among men who have relations with the male gender. More than 16000 cases have been reported globally while 2,891 cases have also been confirmed in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control.

Vaccines are also available for Monkeypox but the supplies are limited.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said 191,000 doses have been delivered to states and city health departments.

HHS department also clarifies that by mid-2023 the federal government will nearly have 7 million doses.

W.H.O declared Monkeypox a global emergency.