Monkeypox cases in Europe have tripled in last 2 weeks, says WHO – GLOBAL

Monkeypox cases in Europe have tripled in last 2 weeks, says WHO – GLOBAL

by tmnationtalk on July 1, 202259 Views

July 1, 2022

The World Health Organization’s Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent.

Dr. Hans Kluge said in a statement that increased efforts were needed despite the U.N. health agency’s decision last week that the escalating outbreak did not yet warrant being declared a global health emergency.

“Urgent and coordinated action is imperative if we are to turn a corner in the race to reverse the ongoing spread of this disease,” Kluge said.

To date, more than 5,000 monkeypox cases have been reported from 51 countries worldwide, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kluge said the number of infections in Europe represents about 90% of the global total, noting that 31 countries in the WHO’s European region have now identified cases.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/8961403/monkeypox-outbreak-europe-who/

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