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WHO declares monkeypox Public Health Emergency

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The World Health Organization’s Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the escalating global monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on Saturday.

This is an escalated status but below the requirements needed for a declaration of a pandemic, in part over its low death rates.

Currently, the vast majority of reported cases are in the WHO European Region. “WHO/Europe remains committed to partnering with countries and communities to address the outbreak with the required urgency,” Dr.

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