Monkey pox: 14,000 cases of contamination and five confirmed deaths worldwide, new WHO emergency meeting this Thursday

Tuesday July 19, 2022, 1,453 confirmed cases were detected in France.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is aware of about 14,000 cases of monkeypox infections in some 70 countries, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom told a press conference on Wednesday. Ghebreyesus.

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Five people have already died from the current outbreak of the virus, all in Africa.

Almost 14,000 confirmed #monkeypox cases have now been reported to WHO this year, from more than 70 countries and territories. So far, 5 deaths have been reported, all in Africa. @WHO will continue to do everything we can to support countries to stop transmission and save lives.

— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) July 20, 2022

“Information is one of the best tools against the spread of the virus. The more vulnerable people have it, the better they can protect themselves”, said the general manager. WHO has therefore adapted its health guidelines for men who have sex with men and continues to work with civil society organizations.

This Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 1,453 confirmed cases were detected in France. All cases identified to date, except 6 adult females and 2 children, are adult males. Adult cases range in age from 18 to 84 (median age: 36).

[#VarioleDuSinge] Update on July 19, 2022 at 12 p.m.
u27a1ufe0f 1,453 confirmed cases have been reported in France #monkeypox
u26a0ufe0f This figure includes data catch-up. It should therefore not be interpreted as an exceptional increase.

– SantépubliqueFrance (@SantePublicFr) July 20, 2022

The WHO Emergency Committee will meet on Thursday to discuss the monkeypox outbreak. It will be decided on this occasion whether the “monkeypox” epidemic is declared a global public health emergency.

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