Monkeypox, or mpox, should no longer be considered a global health emergency, the emergency committee for the World Health Organization has determined.
WHO declares end to Monkeypox public health emergency
The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is ending a near year-long global health emergency for mpox, a viral disease that led to confirmed cases in more than a hundred countries.
The organisation declared mpox, or Monkeypox, a public health emergency of international concern in July 2022 and backed its stand in November and February.
The WHO’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared the end of the emergency status for the disease based on the recommendation of the organisation’s emergency committee, which met on Wednesday.
The move signals that the crisis due to mpox, which spreads through direct contact with body fluids and causes flu-like symptoms and pus-filled skin lesions, has come under control.