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Monkeypox outbreak declared new health emergency by WHO

On July 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the outbreak of monkeypox a global health emergency. According to WHO, this virus now poses a serious enough threat that a worldwide reaction is required to stop its spread.

Cases have been increasing since WHO chose not to declare it a worldwide emergency last month. More than 16,000 illnesses and five fatalities have so far been documented from 75 different countries. Between late June and the beginning of July, the infection rate increased by 77%.

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, a global health emergency was last declared in January 2020.

Europe is currently the epicenter of the monkeypox outbreak, which has primarily affected men who have intercourse with other men.

This virus generates a painful rash that resembles a pimple, which eventually spreads throughout the body. This virus can be contracted by anyone who come in contact with the fluid from those blisters.

US Centers for Disease and Prevention list a number of symptoms that may be present, including fever, headache, muscle discomfort, chills, tiredness, and a rash that resembles a pimple. It is suggested that you be alone in a room if you have a rash. Monkeypox usually clears up in two to four weeks for most patients.

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