WHO classifies monkeypox as high risk in Europe

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Published: 2022-06-14 19:58

Last Updated: 2022-06-27 10:05


WHO classifies monkeypox as high risk in Europe
WHO classifies monkeypox as high risk in Europe

Tuesday, the World Health Organization said that there is no need for a large-scale vaccination campaign for the population from monkeypox at the present time, pointing out that it does not recommend it.

WHO classified the virus as high risk in Europe but moderate in other regions.

The organization added that stocks of vaccinations are limited, emphasizing that decisions about the use of monkeypox or smallpox vaccines should be based on a full assessment of the risks and benefits for each individual case.