WHO Declares Mpox Is No Longer a Public Health Emergency

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Published on May 12, 2023 - Duration: 01:30s

WHO Declares Mpox Is No Longer a Public Health Emergency

WHO Declares Mpox Is No Longer , a Public Health Emergency.

On May 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) said its 10-month mpox global health emergency was coming to an end, Reuters reports.


The viral disease was first declared a global health emergency in July 2022.

Mpox ultimately spread to over 100 countries, Reuters reports.

With the public health emergency coming to an end, experts say a transition is necessary for managing long-term mpox health risks.


For example, rather than utilizing emergency measures, mpox response and preparedness should now be monitored by disease surveillance programs. Such programs include those for HIV and STIs.


Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, said nearly 90% less mpox cases were recorded within the last three months.

The WHO also recently ended its public health emergency for COVID.


However, the director-general warned that the diseases should still be taken seriously.

While the emergencies of mpox and COVID-19 are both over, the threat of resurgent waves remains for both.

Both viruses continue to circulate and both continue to kill, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, via statement

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