WHO to assess if monkeypox an international health emergency

Health

Published: 2022-06-14 18:50

Last Updated: 2022-06-27 07:53


WHO to assess if monkeypox an international health emergency
WHO to assess if monkeypox an international health emergency

The WHO said Tuesday it would hold an emergency meeting on June 23 to determine whether to classify the global monkeypox outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern, according to AFP.

"The outbreak of monkeypox is unusual and concerning. For that reason I have decided to convene the Emergency Committee under the international health regulations next week, to assess whether this outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern," World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists.