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WHO declares monkeypox a global emergency

The Hindu | 24/07/2022 09:25 AM | Click to read full article

The World Health Organisation has declared the global monkeypox outbreak a 'public health emergency of international concern' (PHEIC), one step below that of a 'pandemic.'

A PHEIC, according to the WHO, constitutes "...an extraordinary event, which constitutes a public health risk to other States through the international spread, and which potentially requires a coordinated international response.."