Monkeypox presents moderate risk to global public health, WHO says

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Monkeypox presents moderate risk to global public health, WHO says

Monkeypox presents moderate risk to global public health, WHO says

GENEVA — The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday (May 29) that monkey pox constitutes a 'moderate risk' to overall public health at global level after cases were reported in countries where the disease is not typically found.

LinkedIn GENEVA — The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday (May 29) that monkey pox constitutes a"moderate risk" to overall public health at global level after cases were reported in countries where the disease is not typically found.Copy to clipboard https://str.LinkedIn The World Health Organization said on Sunday (May 29) that monkey pox constitutes a"moderate risk" to overall public health at global level after cases were reported in countries where the disease is not typically found.LinkedIn GENEVA: Countries around the world on Saturday (May 28) adopted an initial US-led reform of the rules around disease outbreaks, known as the International Health Regulations (IHR), the United States said.

"The public health risk could become high if this virus exploits the opportunity to establish itself as a human pathogen and spreads to groups at higher risk of severe disease such as young children and immunosuppressed persons," WHO said.As of May 26, a total of 257 confirmed cases and 120 suspected cases have been reported from 23 member states that are not endemic for the virus, the health agency said in a statement."The public health risk could become high if this virus exploits the opportunity to establish itself as a human pathogen and spreads to groups at higher risk of severe disease such as young children and immunosuppressed persons," WHO said.There has been no reported fatalities so far.There has been no reported fatalities so far.WHO also said that the sudden appearance of monkeypox at once in several non-endemic countries suggests undetected transmission for some time and recent amplifying events.There has been no reported fatalities so far.The agency added that it expects more cases to be reported as surveillance in endemic and non-endemic countries expands."An updated, modernised IHR will help all countries and will ensure we have the information, resources, capacity, and transparency needed to address future global health crises," she said in a statement.

Monkeypox is an infectious disease that is usually mild, and is endemic in parts of west and central Africa.The agency added that it expects more cases to be reported as surveillance in endemic and non-endemic countries expands.Related:.It is spread by close contact, so it can be relatively easily contained through measures such as self-isolation and hygiene.Most of the cases reported so far have been detected in the UK, Spain and Portugal.It is spread by close contact, so it can be relatively easily contained through measures such as self-isolation and hygiene."The vast majority of reported cases so far have no established travel links to an endemic area and have presented through primary care or sexual health services," the United Nations agency said.REUTERS Related topics.More On This Topic.

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Monkeypox presents moderate risk to global public health, WHO says

Monkeypox presents moderate risk to global public health, WHO saysThe World Health Organization said on Sunday (May 29) that monkey pox constitutes a \u0022moderate risk\u0022 to overall public health at global level after cases were reported in countries where the disease is not typically found. \u0022The public health risk could become high if this virus exploits the opportunity to e From low to now moderate. No detailed answers to prevent how it is spread.

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