“World Health Network (WHO) declares Monkey Pox a pandemic which is dangerous for all over the wor
The World Health Organization announcement comes ahead of the WHO meeting to be held on 23 June to decide on their Monkey Pox outbreak designation. Even with death rates much lower than smallpox, unless actions are taken to stop the ongoing spread—actions that can be practically implemented—millionths of people will die and many more will become blind and disabled, it said.
With 3,417 confirmed Monkey Pox cases reported across 58 countries, World Health Network (WHN) has announced that they are declaring the current Monkey Pox outbreak a pandemic.
The (WHO) announcement comes ahead of the WHO meeting to be held on 23 June to decide on their Monkey Pox outbreak designation.
The outbreak will not stop without concerted global action, it said.
Even with death rates much lower than smallpox, unless actions are taken to stop the ongoing spread—actions that can be practically implemented—millions of people will die and many more will become blind and disabled, it said.
WHO said that the essential purpose of declaring Monkey Pox a pandemic is to achieve a concerted effort across multiple countries or over the world to prevent widespread harm
“ There is no justification to wait for the Monkey Pox pandemic to grow further. The best time to act is now. By taking immediate action, we can control the outbreak with the least effort, and prevent consequences from becoming worse. The actions needed now only require clear public communication about symptoms, widely available testing, and contact tracing with very few quarantines. Any delay only makes the effort harder and the consequences more severe”, said Yaneer Bar-Yam, Ph.D., President of New England Complex System Institute and co-founder of WHN. “ The WHO needs to urgently declare its own Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)—the lessons of not declaring a PHEIC immediately in early January 2020 should be remembered as a history lesson of what acting late on an epidemic can mean for the world,” said Eric Feigl-Ding, Ph.D., Epidemiologist and Health Economist, and co-founder of WHN.
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