The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency
WHO disclosed that Monkeypox has affected about 16,000 people in seventy -two countries of the world, describing it as the highest alarm level for global concern.
WHO boss, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the declaration on Saturday during a press conference
Ghebreyesua said “I have decided that the global #monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern,”.
He said that a panel of specialists had met on Thursday but were unable to come to a decision, thus it was up to him to determine whether to raise the level of alert.
“The WHO has determined that the risk of monkeypox is moderate worldwide and in all regions, with the exception of the European region, where we have determined that the risk is high.”
According to a count released on July 20 by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), monkeypox has afflicted over 15,800 persons in 72 countries.