WHO: number of monkeypox cases around world rise above 50K
(MENAFN) The World Health Organization (WHO) stated on Wednesday that there are now over 50,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox worldwide. Nevertheless, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed optimism that the epidemic could be stopped "with the right measures" that focused on "communities that need them most."
At a news conference on Wednesday, Tedros confirmed that the Americans are responsible for "more than half" of the recorded monkeypox infections. Canada is one exception, he noted, since it is seeing a "sustained downward trend."
According to Tedros, the monkeypox outbreak in Europe is "a clear slowing of the monkeypox outbreak" in Germany and the Netherlands, demonstrating the "effectiveness of public health interventions and community engagement."
According to the WHO director, "with the right measures, this is an outbreak that can be stopped" and potentially eradicated in regions that “do not have animal-to-human transmission." Political would and "implementation of the public health measures in the communities that need them most" are prerequisites for this, he continued.
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