WHO experts gather to decide global emergency on monkeypox outbreak

A World Health Organization committee of experts met Thursday to decide whether the monkeypox outbreak which has been seen to arise of cases around the world constitutes a global health emergency. The outcome of the private meeting will be issued on Friday at the earliest, the WHO said. A surge of monkeypox cases has been … Read more

Stopping human transmission key to containing monkeypox: WHO

The goal is to contain the monkeypox outbreak by stopping human-to-human transmission to the maximum extent possible, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. “Tools to manage it – including readily available diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics – are not likely to be immediately or widely accessible to countries,” the agency said in a statement. … Read more

Monkeypox outbreak unlikely to lead to pandemic: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) does not believe the monkeypox outbreak outside Africa will lead to a pandemic, an official said Monday, adding that it remains unclear if infected people who are not displaying symptoms can transmit the disease. More than 300 suspected and confirmed cases of monkeypox, a usually mild illness that spreads through … Read more