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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday declared monkeypox a global health emergency. The organization called on all countries to work together with the gay community and take measures to protect the health, human rights and dignity of affected communities. Monkeypox has spread to 75 countries so far and more than 16,000 cases have been reported so far. So far five people have also died.
Cases found in Asia Pacific region
Australia confirmed 41 cases as of 19 July.
The second case was reported in New Zealand on 12 July.
Singapore confirmed six cases as of 14 July.
South Korea reported two cases on 22 June.
Taiwan confirmed its first case on June 24.
Thailand confirmed its first case on 21 July.
The first case was reported in India on 14 July.
Total three cases in India
So far three cases have been reported in India, all of which have been found in Kerala. This announcement of WHO can accelerate investment for the treatment of this disease. The organization has also underlined the need to develop a vaccine for this disease.

Despite the lack of consensus, the announcement had to be made
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanam Ghebreyesus made this announcement despite a lack of consensus among members of the Global Health Organization’s ‘Emergency Committee’. This is the first time the WHO chief has taken such action.

Little is known about this disease
Tedros said, ‘In short, we are facing an epidemic that has spread rapidly around the world through new modes of transmission and we have very little information about this disease. This is a cause of concern for international health. For all these reasons, I have decided to declare this a global public health emergency.
cases in europe
As of 20 July, 88 cases in Austria and 312 in Belgium.
As of July 19, there are 2,137 cases in Britain, 2,050 in England, 51 in Scotland.
Italy detected 407 cases as of 23 July.
The Netherlands confirmed 712 cases as of 21 July.
As of 20 July, Norway has reported 46 cases and Poland 40.
Spain confirmed 3,125 cases as of 19 July.
Sweden confirmed 77 cases as of 21 July.
Switzerland reported 216 cases as of July 20, Slovenia 26.
France confirmed 1,453 cases as of 19 July.
Germany reported 2,191 cases as of July 21.
Portugal reported 588 cases as of 22 July.
This outbreak has never been seen on such a large scale before
The WHO chief said, ‘I know that this has not been an easy or straightforward process and therefore the members of the committee have different views.’ Monkeypox has been present in many parts of Central and West Africa for decades, but it has never been so widespread outside the continent of Africa, and it was not widespread among people until May.
Most cases in these countries
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), most cases have been found in Spain, Britain, Germany, France and the Netherlands. According to the WHO, monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (virus transmitted from animals to humans). Its symptoms are similar to smallpox. Although it is less serious clinically.

american territory
Argentina confirmed 12 cases as of 13 July.
Brazil confirmed 607 cases as of 21 July.
As of July 20, 615 cases were reported in Canada.
As of 18 July, 27 cases have been registered in Chile.
As of July 14, 39 cases were confirmed in Mexico.
2,593 confirmed cases in the United States as of July 21.
High Level Committee constituted by the Government of India
A high level committee has also been constituted in India which will monitor the situation. Monkeypax has also knocked in India. A total of three cases of monkeypox have been reported in Kerala. The second case was found in Kerala’s Kannur district last week while the first case was reported from South Kerala’s Kollam district on July 14. The Kerala government has issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) regarding monkeypox. All private and government hospitals will have to follow this SOP.

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