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More than 3,200 confirmed monkeypox cases and one death were reported to the World Health Organization as part of the current outbreak. READ:

More than 3,200 confirmed monkeypox cases and one death were reported to the World Health Organization as part of the current outbreak. READ:

More than 3,200 confirmed monkeypox cases and one death were reported to the World Health Organization as part of the current outbreak. There is need for intensified surveillance in the broader community, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday, adding that cases in non-endemic countries were still predominantly among men who have sex with […]

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— CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION More than 3,200 confirmed monkeypox cases and one death were reported to the World Health Organization as part of the current outbreak.There is need for intensified surveillance in the broader community, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday, adding that cases in non-endemic countries were still predominantly among men who have sex with men.It did not provide details of the individual.“Person-to-person transmission is ongoing and is likely underestimated,” Mr.” Twenty-one patients came from Western Visayas, four each from Calabarzon and Metro Manila, and three from Central Luzon.Tedros said at a meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee.It said it will step up monitoring by designating areas that require strengthened quarantine management, mainly among people from countries where monkeypox “The KDCA has been pushing for utilizing secured ( monkeypox ) vaccines and treatments … and additional introduction of those, while the agency is continuously expanding its diagnostic testing capabilities,” KDCA Commissioner Peck Kyong-ran said.The meeting of experts was convened by the WHO to decide whether to declare monkeypox a global health emergency.They’re littering neighborhoods, jamming garbage dumps, choking waterways and harming wild creatures.

A “public health emergency of international concern” is WHO’s highest level of alert.The country, however, is not currently reviewing ring vaccination for monkeypox Earlier on Wednesday, KDCA reported two suspected cases of monkeypox virus, but the other case, a foreign national who entered the country on Monday after showing symptoms of blisters and sore throat, tested negative.Vergeire said 30 of the patients have been fully vaccinated, one was partially vaccinated, while the vaccination status of the remaining patient was still being verified.Forty-eight countries have reported cases in the current outbreak, which began in May.There had been almost 1,500 suspected cases of monkeypox this year in Central Africa and 70 deaths, Mr.Separately on Wednesday, President Yoon Suk-yeol ordered health authority to “step up quarantine management of foreign entrants at airports … and to be fully prepared to distribute vaccines and treatments to the medical field.Tedros said.“We cannot say that for now,” she said.The WHO head called on member states to share information on the virus as it would help the agency in its goal to support countries to contain transmission.A spokesperson said the firm is “phasing out” multilayered sachets by using a variety of potential fixes, including product refill systems, new recycling technology and packaging material that’s easier to recycle.

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