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The Director-General of WHO is convening an Emergency Committee under Article 48 of the International Health Regulations in relation to the current outbreak of monkeypox virus. The meeting will take place on 23 June 2022 and is open only to members and advisors of the Emergency Committee.  The objectives of this meeting are to provide views to the Director-General of WHO on whether the event constitutes a public health emergency of international concern and also on proposed potential Temporary Recommendations.List of participantsChairDr Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele - Public Health Consultant, national of the Democratic Republic of the CongoFormer Director of the Vaccines and Immunization Department, WHO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland (Retired)Co-chairDr Nicola Low - Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, SwitzerlandOther members Dr Daniel Bausch - Senior Director, Emerging Threats and Global Health Security, FIND, The Global Alliance for Diagnostics, SwitzerlandDr Clarissa Damaso - Associate Professor, Head, Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Viruses, Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDr Inger Damon (Rapporteur) - Director, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States of America Dr Jake Dunning - Senior Researcher, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, United KingdomDr Ousmane Faye - Head, Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, SenegalDr Rinat Maksyutov - Director General, Federal Budgetary Research Institution – State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, Russian FederationDr Othoman Mellouk - Lead, Access to Diagnostics and Medicines, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, MoroccoDr Dimie Ogoina - Head, Infectious Disease Unit, Okolobiri General Hospital, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa, NigeriaDr Nittaya Phanuphak - Executive Director, Institute of HIV Research and Innovation, Bangkok, ThailandDr Anne Rimoin - Professor of Epidemiology and Gordon-Levin Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases and Public Health, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, United States of AmericaDr Tomoya Saito - Director, Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, JapanDr Kathrin Summermatter - Head of Biosafety Center and Managing Director of the BSL3, Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Berne, SwitzerlandDr Daniel Tarantola - Adjunct Research Professor, Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, United States of America and Former Director of the Vaccines and Immunization Department, WHO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland (Retired)Dr Zunyou Wu Chief Epidemiologist, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Director, Division of HIV Prevention, NCAIDS/China CDC, China and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, United StatesAdvisorsDr Steve Ahuka - Chief, Department of Virology, National Institute of Biomedical Research, Democratic Republic of the CongoDr Demetre Daskalakis - Director- Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centres of Disease Control and Prevention, United States of AmericaDr Cleiton Euzebio De Lima - Senior Adviser for Communities and Key Populations, UNAIDS headquarters, Geneva, SwitzerlandDr Gregg Gonsalves - Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Yale Institute for Global, Health, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, United States of AmericaDr David Heymann - Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom; Head, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, London, United Kingdom; and Former Assistant Director-General for Health Security, WHO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland (Retired)Dr Wanda Markotter - Director, Centre for Viral Zoonoses, Department of Medical Virology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South AfricaDr Gianfranco Spiteri - Group Lead, Epidemic Intelligence Group, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, SwedenDr Theresa Tam - Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada The Director-General of WHO is convening an Emergency Committee under Article 48 of the International Health Regulations in relation to the current outbreak of monkeypox virus. The meeting will take place on 23 June 2022 and is open only to members and advisors of the Emergency Committee.  The objectives of this meeting are to provide views to the Director-General of WHO on whether the event constitutes a public health emergency of international concern and also on proposed potential Temporary Recommendations.List of participantsChairDr Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele - Public Health Consultant, national of the Democratic Republic of the CongoFormer Director of the Vaccines and Immunization Department, WHO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland (Retired)Co-chairDr Nicola Low - Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, SwitzerlandOther members Dr Daniel Bausch - Senior Director, Emerging Threats and Global Health Security, FIND, The Global Alliance for Diagnostics, SwitzerlandDr Clarissa Damaso - Associate Professor, Head, Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Viruses, Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDr Inger Damon (Rapporteur) - Director, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States of America Dr Jake Dunning - Senior Researcher, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, United KingdomDr Ousmane Faye - Head, Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, SenegalDr Rinat Maksyutov - Director General, Federal Budgetary Research Institution – State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, Russian FederationDr Othoman Mellouk - Lead, Access to Diagnostics and Medicines, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, MoroccoDr Dimie Ogoina - Head, Infectious Disease Unit, Okolobiri General Hospital, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa, NigeriaDr Nittaya Phanuphak - Executive Director, Institute of HIV Research and Innovation, Bangkok, ThailandDr Anne Rimoin - Professor of Epidemiology and Gordon-Levin Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases and Public Health, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, United States of AmericaDr Tomoya Saito - Director, Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, JapanDr Kathrin Summermatter - Head of Biosafety Center and Managing Director of the BSL3, Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Berne, SwitzerlandDr Daniel Tarantola - Adjunct Research Professor, Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, United States of America and Former Director of the Vaccines and Immunization Department, WHO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland (Retired)Dr Zunyou Wu Chief Epidemiologist, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Director, Division of HIV Prevention, NCAIDS/China CDC, China and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, United StatesAdvisorsDr Steve Ahuka - Chief, Department of Virology, National Institute of Biomedical Research, Democratic Republic of the CongoDr Demetre Daskalakis - Director- Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centres of Disease Control and Prevention, United States of AmericaDr Cleiton Euzebio De Lima - Senior Adviser for Communities and Key Populations, UNAIDS headquarters, Geneva, SwitzerlandDr Gregg Gonsalves - Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Yale Institute for Global, Health, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, United States of AmericaDr David Heymann - Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom; Head, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, London, United Kingdom; and Former Assistant Director-General for Health Security, WHO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland (Retired)Dr Wanda Markotter - Director, Centre for Viral Zoonoses, Department of Medical Virology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South AfricaDr Gianfranco Spiteri - Group Lead, Epidemic Intelligence Group, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, SwedenDr Theresa Tam - Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada 

IHR Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox

As the World Health Organization convenes its emergency committee Thursday to consider if the spiraling outbreak of monkeypox warrants being declared a global emergency, some experts say WHO’s decision to act only after the disease spilled into the West could entrench the grotesque inequities that arose between rich and poor countries during the coronavirus pandemic.As the World Health Organization convenes its emergency committee Thursday to consider if the spiraling outbreak of monkeypox warrants being declared a global emergency, some experts say WHO’s deci…

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The seriousness of an epidemic is a function of several factors, including the degree of contagiousness and potential for rapid spread.The seriousness of an epidemic is a function of several factors, including the degree of contagiousness and potential for rapid spread.

At what point is a disease deemed to be a global threat? Here's the answer

At what point is a disease deemed to be a global threat? Here's the answer

The World Health Organization convenes its emergency committee Thursday to consider if the spiraling outbreak of monkeypox warrants being declared a global emergency. But some experts say the WHO's decision to act only after the disease spilled into the West could entrench the grotesque inequities that arose between rich and poor countries during the coronavirus pandemic.The World Health Organization convenes its emergency committee Thursday to consider if the spiraling outbreak of monkeypox warrants being declared a global emergency. But some experts say the WHO's decision to act only after the disease spilled into the West could entrench the grotesque inequities that arose between rich and poor countries during the coronavirus pandemic.

Monkeypox: WHO considers declaring outbreak global emergency | CTV News

Although this latest outbreak of monkeypox is spreading through sex, the disease itself is not a sexually-transmitted disease (STD), according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Monkeypox is spreading through sex: Is it an STD? Here’s what to know - nj.com

Possible outcomes of the current monkeypox epidemic under four different scenarios.Possible outcomes of the current monkeypox epidemic under four different scenarios.

How monkeypox epidemic is likely to play out – in four graphs

How monkeypox epidemic is likely to play out – in four graphs

World Health Organization (WHO) experts meet on Thursday to evaluate whether monkeypox constitutes an international emergency, its highest form of alert. World Health Organization (WHO) experts meet on Thursday to evaluate whether monkeypox constitutes an international emergency, its highest form of alert.

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The smallpox-related virus has been mostly affecting men who have sex with men. Authorities are trying to curb its spread without perpetuating stigma.The smallpox-related virus has been mostly affecting men who have sex with men. Authorities are trying to curb its spread without perpetuating stigma.

Monkeypox: What we know about the virus as the WHO considers if the outbreak is an 'emergency' | Euronews

The WHN announcement comes ahead of WHO meeting to be held on 23 June to decide on their monkeypox outbreak designation. Even with death rates much lower than smallpox, unless actions are taken to stop the ongoing spread—actions that can be practically implemented—millions of people will die and many more will become blind and disabled, it said.The WHN announcement comes ahead of WHO meeting to be held on 23 June to decide on their monkeypox outbreak designation. Even with death rates much lower than smallpox, unless actions are taken to stop the ongoing spread—actions that can be practically implemented—millions of people will die and many more will become blind and disabled, it said.

World Health Network declares Monkeypox a pandemic | Mint

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The current monkeypox outbreak, which has infected 3,417 people across 42 countries, has on Thursday been declared a pandemic by World Health Network (WHN),The current monkeypox outbreak, which has infected 3,417 people across 42 countries, has on Thursday been declared a pandemic by World Health Network (WHN), a global collaboration of scientific and citizen teams. The declaration comes ahead of the World Health Organization's (WHO) meeting on Thursday, to decide on their monkeypox outbreak designation.

World Health Network declares monkeypox outbreak a pandemic | Business Insider India

Global surveillance systems show that recorded cases do not include any deaths - News - PharmaTimesGlobal surveillance systems show that recorded cases do not include any deaths

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(New York) – Governments should work with affected communities to promote accurate, non-stigmatizing information about monkeypox and make testing and treatment widely accessible, Human Rights Watch said today. As hundreds of cases are reported in Europe and North America, health authorities should draw on lessons from effective management in Africa, and prioritize global availability of vaccines, tests, and treatments.(New York) – Governments should work with affected communities to promote accurate, non-stigmatizing information about monkeypox and make testing and treatment widely accessible, Human Rights Watch said today. As hundreds of cases are reported in Europe and North America, health authorities should draw on lessons from effective management in Africa, and prioritize global availability of vaccines, tests, and treatments.

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Stockholm, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on Wednesday reported as many as 2,746 monkeypox cases in 29 European nations.Stockholm, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on Wednesday reported as many as 2,746 monkeypox cases in 29 European nations.

ECDC reports over 2,700 monkeypox cases in Europe - Prensa Latina

* CZECH REPUBLIC detected first case on May 24, reaching a total of six as of June 2. * DENMARK confirmed first case on May 23 and a total of 12 as of June 21. * HUNGARY confirmed its first case on May 31 and reached a total of five by June 17. * ICELAND had reported three cases as of June 17.* CZECH REPUBLIC detected first case on May 24, reaching a total of six as of June 2. * DENMARK confirmed first case on May 23 and a total of 12 as of June 21. * HUNGARY confirmed its first case on May 31 and reached a total of five by June 17. * ICELAND had reported three cases as of June 17.

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Monkeypox has an apocalyptic ring to it. It feels like the world is looking at the virus with a leery side-eye, deciding whether to panic.

Baranyai: Fighting spread of monkeypox – and stigma | London Free Press

Baranyai: Fighting spread of monkeypox – and stigma | London Free Press

Guidelines formulated to stop the spread of other diseases will protect people from the ongoing monkeypox outbreak, says Rutgers medical expertGuidelines formulated to stop the spread of other diseases will protect people from the ongoing monkeypox outbreak, says Rutgers medical expert

Monkeypox: Normal Precautions — But No Special Precautions — Are Needed to Combat Virus | Rutgers University

Researchers illustrated a rapid response strategy for managing monkeypox outbreaks.Researchers illustrated a rapid response strategy for managing monkeypox outbreaks.

Illustrating a rapid response approach for monkeypox management

Doctor reveals about the discovery of Monkeypox virus, its symptoms, how it can be transmitted or enter human body and whether PCR can be helpful for detecting it | HealthDoctor reveals about the discovery of Monkeypox virus, its symptoms, how it can be transmitted or enter human body and whether PCR can be helpful for detecting it

Monkeypox Virus: Symptoms, transmission, whether PCR is helpful in detecting it | Health - Hindustan Times

Since the eradication of smallpox in 1980, there have been growing concerns that we are not prepared for the next poxvirus pandemic. Since the eradication of smallpox in 1980, there have been growing concerns that we are not prepared for the next poxvirus pandemic.

What We Can Learn From Other Poxviruses About Monkeypox

The unexpected appearance of monkeypox in several regions suggests that there may have been undetected transmission for some time.The unexpected appearance of monkeypox in several regions suggests that there may have been undetected transmission for some time.

Monkeypox Outbreak: WHO Says 99 Percent of Cases with Demographic Info Are Men - HS Today

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Royal College of Nursing lead for infection and prevention control Rose Gallagher explains key details about the monkeypox outbreakRoyal College of Nursing lead for infection and prevention control Rose Gallagher explains key details about the monkeypox outbreak

Explainer: What nurses need to know about the monkeypox outbreak - Nursing in Practice

Medical Matters One of the newest viruses to hit our shores (Monkeypox) arrived to Ireland this May and to date has infected about one dozen people. First recognised in 1958 when two outbreaks of a pox-like disease affected monkeys kept for research, the virus has remained endemic to Africa. In fact, the first human case…

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Blog - The current epidemiology and spread of monkeypoxBlog - The current epidemiology and spread of monkeypox

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Monkeypox is spreading across the US, with 72 cases being reported across 18 states—this is a steep rise from cases at the beginning of June.Monkeypox is spreading across the US, with 72 cases being reported across 18 states—this is a steep rise from cases at the beginning of June.

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Key Facts You Need to Know About MonkeypoxTHURSDAY, June 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Media reports about an outbreak of monkeypox may sound scary, but there's no need for most people to take special steps to avoid getting the viral illness, an infectious disease expert says.Normal precautions recommended to prevent other diseases are suffi...

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The health organisation has graded monkeypox as a grade 3 emergency, which is the highest level in their internal systemThe health organisation has graded monkeypox as a grade 3 emergency, which is the highest level in their internal system

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The World Health Organization has refused to panic over the rapid and unprecedented spread of monkeypox across the globe. In its latest (June 17) advisory, it states that “WHO assesses the risk at the global level as moderate considering this is the first time that many monkeypox cases and clusters are reported concurrently in many […]

The stigma of monkeypox - BioEdge

The purpose of declaring a pandemic is to achieve a concerted effort across multiple countries or over the world to prevent widespread harm, the WHN said in its statementThe purpose of declaring a pandemic is to achieve a concerted effort across multiple countries or over the world to prevent widespread harm, the WHN said in its statement

Citizen's initiative declares monkeypox outbreak a 'pandemic', urges WHO action

The one-day meeting, being held in private, was due to start at 1000 GMT, with a statement on the outcome likely to be issued on Friday.The one-day meeting, being held in private, was due to start at 1000 GMT, with a statement on the outcome likely to be issued on Friday.

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The World Health Organization is in emergency talks because of rising monkeypox infections. That doesn't mean that there's another pandemic — but some people will need additional protection.The World Health Organization is in emergency talks because of rising monkeypox infections. That doesn't mean that there's another pandemic — but some people will need additional protection.

Monkeypox: How to protect yourself against the virus | Science | In-depth reporting on science and technology | DW | 23.06.2022

Monkeypox is a virus with the potential to cause significant harm including acute painful illness that may require hospitalisation, and may result in death, skin scarring, blindness, and other long-term disability.Monkeypox is a virus with the potential to cause significant harm including acute painful illness that may require hospitalisation, and may result in death, skin scarring, blindness, and other long-term disability.

Monkeypox outbreak declared a pandemic by World Health Network; urges WHO to take immediate action | Monkeypox News – India TV

Monkeypox is spreading across the US, with 72 cases being reported across 18 states—this is a steep rise from cases at the beginning of June.Monkeypox is spreading across the US, with 72 cases being reported across 18 states—this is a steep rise from cases at the beginning of June.

Symptoms to Check to See if You Have Monkeypox — Eat This Not That

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Four scenarios from a professor of mathematics and statistics.Four scenarios from a professor of mathematics and statistics.

How the Monkeypox Epidemic Is Likely to Play Out | The Tyee

The World Health Organization (WHO) published an update yesterday regarding the global monkeypox virus outbreak. Since early May 2022, over forty-two countries have identified about 2,600 probable monkeypox patients. This data represents about a 35% increase in cases in one week. The WHO stated on June 17, 2022, 'Planned gatherings in areas where monkeypox cases have been detected can be safely maintained with a few precautions and sharing of information as required.'The World Health Organization (WHO) published an update yesterday regarding the global monkeypox virus outbreak. Since early May 2022, over forty-two countries have identified about 2,600 probable monkeypox patients. This data represents about a 35% increase in cases in one week. The WHO stated on June 17, 2022, 'Planned gatherings in areas where monkeypox cases have been detected can be safely maintained with a few precautions and sharing of information as required.'

Multi-Country Monkeypox Outbreak Accelerates — Vax Before Travel

The World Health Network (WHN), a global partnership of scientific and citizen teams, designated the current monkeypox outbreak a pandemic on June 23.The World Health Network (WHN), a global partnership of scientific and citizen teams, designated the current monkeypox outbreak a pandemic on June 23.

Monkeypox: World Health Network declares outbreak a public health emergency

Monkeypox is unlikely to become a global pandemic like COVID-19, but vaccine manufacturers are expanding their programs, just in case. Currently, there are two approved smallpox vaccines (which offer protection against monkeypox) in the U.S.--ACAM2000 (Sanofi Pasteur Biologics) and Bavarian Nordic’s Jynneos™, which is also the only one specifically approved for monkeypox. GeoVax, Moderna, and Inovio are investigating potential vaccines.Monkeypox is unlikely to become a global pandemic like COVID-19, but vaccine manufacturers are expanding their programs, just in case. Currently, there are two approved smallpox vaccines (which offer protection against monkeypox) in the U.S.--ACAM2000 (Sanofi Pasteur Biologics) and Bavarian Nordic’s Jynneos™, which is also the only one specifically approved for monkeypox. GeoVax, Moderna, and Inovio are investigating potential vaccines.

Despite Low Monkeypox Risk, Vaccine Developers Prepare

WHO to hold emergency meeting on Monkeypox today, though worldwide restrictions are unlikely to be recommended.WHO to hold emergency meeting on Monkeypox today, though worldwide restrictions are unlikely to be recommended.

WHO to Hold Emergency Meeting on Monkeypox | Foreign Brief