World Health Monkeypox Committee To Meet Again over Growing Cases in Some Nations
WORLD HEALTH MONKEYPOX COMMITTEE – The WHO committee is set to convene again amid the increasing cases of monkeypox in several countries.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not over anywhere around the globe. The WHO previously stressed that the pandemic is not over anywhere if it is not over everywhere. The international body also expressed that the global health problem is “nowhere near over”.
However, amid the ongoing fight against the pandemic, growing cases of monkeypox caught the attention of the health authorities. The said disease which is caused by an infection and is visible on the skin is endemic in several nations for decades now.
However, what caught the attention of the health authorities are the presence of monkeypox cases in some countries where the disease was not endemic. The cases continue to increase in number.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the World Health monkeypox committee has previously met to discuss the disease but WHO’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus got a majority advice that the disease has not met the threshold.
However, the monkeypox cases continued to increase. The cases spread to six (6) more countries in the past week. According to the report, the World Health monkeypox committee is set to convene again to discuss if the outbreak signals a global health emergency.
In case the committee’s verdict lead to a piece of advice to Tedros that the monkeypox outbreak constitutes a PHEIC, temporary recommendations on the prevention of the spread of the disease may be released.
According to WHO, most of the patients of monkeypox are young men in urban areas. As of now, World Health did not release a timetable on the verdict about the monkeypox status. The international body assured that it will continue to help nations fight the spread of the disease regardless of the verdict of the discussion.
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