WHO is considering raising the warning level for monkeypox.

The WHO’s emergency committee on the virus is currently holding its second meeting to discuss the deteriorating situation in light of the almost 15,400 cases that have been recorded from 71 countries, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Experts on the disease were debating on Thursday whether the World Health Organization ought to declare the outbreak a global health emergency, the greatest possible alarm.
The WHO’s emergency committee on the virus is currently holding its second meeting to discuss the deteriorating situation in light of the almost 15,400 cases that have been recorded from 71 countries, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Outside of the West and Central African nations where the disease has long been common, a rise in monkeypox infections has been noted since early May. To determine if monkeypox qualifies as a PHEIC, the highest level of alarm set by the UN agency for health, the WHO assembled an emergency committee of specialists on June 23. However, the majority told Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the WHO, that the situation had not yet reached the necessary level. As the number of cases increased and spread to six additional nations over the previous week, a second meeting was scheduled.

The meeting, which is being held in private, has been confirmed by the WHO. If the committee informs Tedros that the epidemic qualifies as a PHEIC, it will make short-term suggestions on how to improve disease prevention and control, as well as how to coordinate the global public health response. The date on which the result will be made public, however, remains unknown.

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