Killer mpox exits global health emergency list–WHO

The World Health Organisation on Thursday declared that the multi-country outbreak of the mpox virus, which began around a year ago was no longer a public health emergency of international concern.

The WHO Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said this while speaking to journalists in Geneva, Switzerland.

The DG said adding that there had been more than 87,000 cases of Mpox, with 140 deaths worldwide reported to the organisation from 111 different countries

However, Ghebreyesus implored countries to maintain their testing capacity and ability to respond to future outbreaks quickly.

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