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WHO Calls Emergency Meeting Over Monkeypox, Warns Summer Parties and Festivals Could Accelerate Spread


The World Health Organization is reportedly convening an emergency meeting to discuss the recent outbreak of monkeypox, a viral infection more common to west and central Africa.

Europe has confirmed or suspected over 100 monkeypox cases in at least eight countries – Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The United States, Canada, and Australia have also reported monkeypox cases.

Reuters reported:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) committee due to meet is the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Infectious Hazards with Pandemic and Epidemic Potential (STAG-IH), which advises on infection risks that could pose a threat to global health.

It would not be responsible for deciding whether the outbreak should be declared a public health emergency of international concern, WHO’s highest form of alert, which is currently applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The New York Post added:

The main concern is how the virus — usually concentrated in West Africa — may be spreading, the UK paper noted, with many of the new cases among people who had not recently traveled.

The WHO will also be examining why clusters include gay or bisexual men, the paper said, with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) giving similar warnings.

The reported emergency meeting comes as Manhattan specialists continue to investigate a potential case in a patient with symptoms who arrived at Bellevue Hospital.

But it appears the WHO is prepping the global population for future lockdowns and restrictions.

The United Nations’ health authority expressed concern that infections could accelerate as people gather for parties and festivals over the summer months.

Per Reuters:

The World Health Organization’s European chief said on Friday he is concerned that the spread of monkeypox could accelerate in the region as people gather for parties and festivals over the summer months.

If they attempt lockdowns, we’re going outside!
That’s my response to the World Health Organization and their monkey business.

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