Disease Outbreaks Are Becoming More Frequent, WHO Says

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Published on June 1, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

Disease Outbreaks Are Becoming More Frequent, WHO Says

Disease Outbreaks Are Becoming More Frequent, WHO Says.

The emergencies director of the World Health Organization (WHO) made the comments on June 1, citing climate change and other environmental factors.

Unfortunately, that ability to amplify that disease and move it on within our communities is increasing โ€”, Mike Ryan, WHO Emergency Director, via Reuters.

... so both disease emergence and disease amplification factors have increased, Mike Ryan, WHO Emergency Director, via Reuters.

Other WHO officials point to the unusual spread of monkeypox as an indication of increased transmission of infectious diseases.

Itโ€™s an unusual situation, Dr. Sylvie Briand, WHO Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases Department, via Yahoo News.

Before, we had [monkeypox] only in certain countries.

Now itโ€™s out of the box, Dr. Sylvie Briand, WHO Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases Department, via Yahoo News.

While health officials are concerned about the spread of monkeypox, widespread vaccinations are not likely to be necessary.

We will not need vaccinations of the general public, Dr. Daniel Lopez-Acuรฑa, Former WHO Crisis Management Director, via Yahoo News.

Health officials also caution against notions that monkeypox is only spread through gay sex or is confined to gay populations.

Itโ€™s not a gay disease โ€” the transmission could have happened at a business conference or a political rally, Dr. Roger Paredes, Trias i Pujol Hospital, via Yahoo News.

Officials urge standard containment practices in combatting the spread of increased infectious diseases.

We need to identify cases, take good care of them and make sure they isolate and then do contact tracing, Dr. Roger Paredes, Trias i Pujol Hospital, via Yahoo News.

In addition, officials are clear that diseases such as monkeypox can be contained.

Collectively, the world has an opportunity to stop this outbreak.

There is a window, Dr. Rosamund Lewis, WHOโ€™s Leading Monkeypox Expert, via Yahoo News


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