WHO to convene emergency committee over monkeypox

According to WHO, more than 1.6 thousand confirmed cases of the disease have been registered in 39 countries. The organization considers it necessary to think about protective measures and not wait “until the situation gets out of control” The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene an emergency committee meeting next…

WHO assesses risk of global monkeypox pandemic

The monkeypox outbreak will not develop into a global pandemic comparable in scale to the coronavirus pandemic. This statement was made by the head of the smallpox secretariat of the WHO Emergency Program, Rosamund Lewis, RIA Novosti reports. “We don’t know, but we don’t think so,” – Lewis noted in…

Monkeypox mass vaccination not needed – WHO

Rosamund Lewis, head of the smallpox secretariat of the WHO Emergency Programme, sees no need for mass vaccination against monkeypox, TASS reports. According to her, at present time there is no need to conduct large-scale campaigns to immunize the population. Lewis said that the disease is transmitted through close physical…