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WHO to convene emergency committee on monkeypox: ‘It’s now clear there is an unusual situation’
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June 16, 2022 - 9:29 pm

The World Health Organization will convene an emergency committee to determine whether monkeypox represents a “public health emergency of international concern.”

The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 23, WHO director general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu announced.

“It’s now clear there is an unusual situation, meaning the virus is behaving unusually from how it used to behave in the past,” Adhanom Ghebreyesu said. “It’s affecting more and more countries, and we believe that it needs some coordinated response because of the geographic spread.”

Source: Yahoo Finance

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