WHO aims to contain monkeypox outbreak by minimising human transmission

31/5/2022 7:00:00 PM

WHO aims to contain monkeypox outbreak by minimising human transmission

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WHO aims to contain monkeypox outbreak by minimising human transmission

BERLIN — It is not clear yet whether the spread of monkeypox can be contained completely, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) said on Tuesday (May 31), adding that its goal was to contain the outbreak by stopping human-to-human transmission to the maximum extent possible.

Over 20 countries where monkeypox is not endemic have reported outbreaks of the viral disease, with more than 300 confirmed or suspected infections mostly in Europe. REUTERS

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Unlikely monkeypox outbreak will lead to pandemic, says WHOLONDON: The World Health Organization (WHO) does not believe the monkeypox outbreak outside Africa will lead to a pandemic, an official said on Monday (May 30), adding it remains unclear if infected people who are not displaying symptoms can transmit the disease. More than 300 suspected and confirmed cases

Unlikely monkeypox outbreak will lead to pandemic: WHO

Unlikely monkeypox outbreak will lead to pandemic, WHO saysLONDON — The World Health Organization (WHO) does not believe the monkeypox outbreak outside Africa will lead to a pandemic, an official said on Monday (May 30), adding it remains unclear if infected people who are not displaying symptoms can transmit the disease.

Unlikely monkeypox outbreak will lead to pandemic, WHO says

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"Tools to manage it — including readily available diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics — are not likely to be immediately or widely accessible to countries," it said in a statement.LinkedIn LONDON: The World Health Organization (WHO) does not believe the monkeypox outbreak outside Africa will lead to a pandemic, an official said on Monday (May 30), adding it remains unclear if infected people who are not displaying symptoms can transmit the disease.Copy to clipboard https://str.More than 300 suspected and confirmed cases of monkeypox — a usually mild illness that spreads through close contact and can cause flu-like symptoms and pus-filled skin lesions — have been reported in May, mostly in Europe.

Over 20 countries where monkeypox is not endemic have reported outbreaks of the viral disease, with more than 300 confirmed or suspected infections mostly in Europe. REUTERS Related topics . The WHO is considering whether the outbreak should be assessed as a"potential public health emergency of international concern" or PHEIC.