WHO meets to discuss declaring the monkey pox epidemic a global emergency.


The World Health Organization (WHO) held its first meeting to discuss whether the monkey pox virus epidemic that has lasted since last month should be declared a global emergency.In the statement made by Who, he underlined that the WHO Emergency Committee should evaluate it in the category of monkey pox epidemic (PHEIC) and that measures should be taken in this direction. More than 3,000 cases have been confirmed in 48 countriesIn a statement to members of the press, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that more than 3,200 cases of the virus have been detected in 48 countries, including around the world, and there are currently about 70 deaths from the virus. .Central Africa since the beginning of 2022.

      Ghebreyesus emphasized that most of those detected with monkey pox in Africa were women. He also found that the virus was not transmitted between men.Noting that the disease is seen in many regions, Ghebreyesus said, “They are trying to understand exactly what they are facing”.The WHO Emergency Committee announced that it will hold a meeting on the general situation of monkey pox in the coming days.

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