WHO Declares Monkey Pox an International Public Health Threat


WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has declared monkeypox “an international public health threat.” That status is the highest alert level of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).


The recent outbreak of the monkeypox virus outside areas where it occurs typically in Africa is now an international risk, according to the WHO.

Those who indenture monkeypox can suffer from headaches, fever, muscle aches, and universal malaise. A rash with sores seems on the skin in only a few days. Typically people don’t get very bizarre from a contagion. The virus mainly affects men who have sex with men, but it is not a venereal disease. The virus spreads through skin-to-skin contact. Anyone can contract the virus.

According to the WHO, in the world where almost eight billion people live, 14,000 infections have been detected in 71 countries, more than seven hundred in the Netherlands. In addition, five deaths worldwide are attributed to the monkeypox outbreak.

Two other diseases are currently at the WHO’s highest warning level. These are Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and polio. In addition, the Mexican flu (2009), Ebola (2014 and 2019), and the Zika virus (2016) were also previously declared an international public health hazard.

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