W.H.O Report

The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern.

The decision was announced on Saturday morning after the WHO convened another emergency committee on the matter on Thursday.

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Tedros said the committee could not reach a consensus, but made the decision based on five factors

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 needed to determine whether an outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern.

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He said that while declaring monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern, "it is currently an outbreak that is

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concentrated among men who have sex with men, especially those who have multiple partners, which means that this is an 

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outbreak." has emerged. Which can be prevented with the right strategy in the right groups."

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The WHO initially refrained from declaring the monkeypox epidemic a public health emergency.

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 At the time, Tedros said the emergency committee advised that at this point, "the incident

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is not a public health emergency of international concern" but acknowledged a "developing health risk".