The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the monkeypox outbreak, which has affected nearly 17,000 people in 74 countries, to be a global health emergency — the highest alarm it can sound.
“I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference.
He said a committee of experts who met on Thursday was unable to reach a consensus, so it fell to him to decide whether to trigger the highest alert possible.
“WHO’s assessment is that the risk of monkeypox is moderate globally and in all regions, except in the European region where we assess the risk as high,” he added.
Monkeypox has affected over 16,800 people in 74 countries, according to a tally by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published on July 22.
A surge in monkeypox infections has been reported since early May outside the West and Central African countries where the disease has long been endemic.
Overall, 98 percent of infected people were gay or bisexual men, and around a third were known to have visited sex-on-site venues such as sex parties or saunas within the previous month.
Tedros has previously expressed concern that stigma and scapegoating could make the outbreak harder to track.
On Saturday, he said the outbreak was “concentrated among men who have sex with men, especially those with multiple sexual partners” which meant it “can be stopped with the right strategies in the right groups”.
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pox is an autoimmune malady, a side effect of the Jabby which may destroy the immune system, cause blood clots and heart issues.
Lock down? For… how many deaths have we seen with Monkey business Pox?
Will Brandon pull through with his pre-existing cancer?
Oh my a few small businesses survived the first panicdemic, Walmart cant have that Mc Donalds cant have that Bill Gates, Chrales Schwab, the UN and CFR must be stressing. Not enough mortgage defaults so they can buy your house and turn it into a rental, tear it down and put up multi unit housing. resist.
Just like AIDS; there is one demo affected and it is their responsibility to prevent the spread and they can’t restrain their vile, prurient desires, spreading the disease until they manage to infect the blood supply and spread it to all demographics. But, we have 17,000 world wide and it’s an emergency? Yeah, right.
It would appear to me that anyone that gets monkeypox has brought it upon themselves. Who their sex partners have been should be discovered and the pitcher should be prosecuted, as well as the catcher. I mean, we currently fire people for not taking a pointless vaccine and prosecute people for not wearing masks when commanded; why can’t those sick, demented individuals that actually put public safety at risk because they won’t follow simple yet effective
In the USA almost all monkeypox sufferers are homosexuals.
But there are also two children who have it.
A gov’t medical spokesperson admitted both children are “homosexual adjacent,” meaning the homosexuals in their household are doing who-knows-what to them.
A quick kiss good night isn’t enough to spread this.
It takes prolonged CLOSE contact.