WHO declares an end to global health emergency for mpox

WHO declares an end to global health emergency for mpox

mpox, a viral disease formerly known as monkeypox, has ended after 10 months.

This came after confirmed cases in over 100 countries since the disease started spreading globally in May 2022

Mpox is a viral disease that spreads through direct contact with body fluids and was first observed in humans in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1970.

almost 90% fewer mpox cases were recorded in the last three months compared to the previous three-month period

This is a sign of steady progress in controlling the outbreak, which is based on lessons from HIV and working closely with the most affected communities

The WHO chief also addressed the stigma related to mpox, which disproportionately affected men who have sex with men

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