ALERT: State of Emergency Declared by World Health Organization

( – BREAKING NOW: Just moments ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global state of emergency because of monkeypox.

The monkeypox global state of emergency is the first global emergency the World Health Organization has declared since COVID-19.

WHO says it is concerned that monkeypox could become a pandemic without a coordinated international response to the spread of the disease.

According to CNBC:

“The World Health Organization has activated its highest alert level for the growing monkeypox outbreak, declaring the virus a public health emergency of international concern.

“The rare designation means the WHO now views the outbreak as a significant enough threat to global health that a coordinated international response is needed to prevent the virus from spreading further and potentially escalating into a pandemic.” [emphasis added]

Concerning the global spread of monkeypox:

“More than 16,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported across 75 countries so far this year, and the number of confirmed infections rose 77% from late June through early July, according to WHO data. Men who have sex with men are currently at highest risk of infection.” [emphasis added]

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