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WHO declares monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency as cases rise

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the monkeypox outbreak is a global health emergency. Over the last few months, various countries worldwide have seen a massive increase in monkeypox cases.

Due to the alarming rate of infections, WHO recently declared the outbreak as a global health emergency – which is the highest alert within the organisation.

During a press conference on 23 July, WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that a committee was formed to assess the new data regarding the virus.

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