WHO Says Monkeypox Remains Global Health Emergency

Reuters staff

November 02, 2022

(Reuters) - The monkeypox outbreak continues to represent a global health emergency, which is the World Health Organization's highest level of alert, the UN agency's Emergency Committee said on Tuesday.

The WHO label, a "public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)", is designed to trigger a coordinated international response and could unlock funding to collaborate on sharing vaccines and treatments.

The WHO said in July that the rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak represented a global health emergency.

(Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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