Monkeypox outbreak A public health emergency of global concern: Global Health Network

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  • Monkeypox outbreak must be addressed with immediate actions: WHN
  • Monkeypox growth in 58 countries confirmed 3,417 cases
  • Typical Monkeypox symptoms include fever, muscle aches, rashes

New Delhi: A coalition of scientists formed against the threat of Covid-19 has declared the Monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of global concern.

It comes days after the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee had been convened due to the spread of the Monkeypox virus in 32 non-endemic countries.

Experts will meet on June 23 to assess whether the continuing outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern, the highest level of global alert, which currently only applies to the COVID-19 pandemic and to poliomyelitis.

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This designation of Monkeypox as a public emergency by the Global Health Network (WHN) indicates that this outbreak is not limited to a single country or region and must be addressed with immediate actions to prevent community transmission. In a statement, the Global Health Network (WHN), said.

The Global Health Network declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of global concern, indicating that this outbreak is not limited to a single country or region and must be addressed through immediate actions taken everywhere where community transmission is taking place to ensure that the least effort is needed and the least impact is experienced as a result of this outbreak.

The growth of Monkeypox in 58 countries via local community transmission across the world, with 3,417 confirmed cases of Monkeypox reported in 58 countries, and the growth rate of cases increasing week by week across multiple continents.

In a statement, Eric Feigl-Ding, epidemiologist and health economist said.

The Global Health Network @TheWHN has just declared monkeypox a pandemic emergency. Will the @WHO declare #monkeypox a **public health emergency of international concern** (USPPI) later today or by the end of Friday?

The intense pain, fear, blindness and death, which have been seen in Monkeypox cases historically.

The greatest severity of Monkeypox in children, who have so far been spared in the current outbreak but are likely to become increasingly infected as community transmission develops.

The danger of transmission to wildlife, including rodents such as mice, rats, squirrels and pets, which would become a reservoir that would spread across the globe, resulting in continued risk of human infection and need to modify daily life because of this risk to avoid exposure in many settings.

The WHN said action is needed to prevent widespread public communication about the symptoms that identify monkeypox.

In addition, efforts are needed for wide availability of testing, without restrictions based on specific measures such as travel, known contact with infected people or membership in specific communities that are so far at high risk. .

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