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Biden administration weighs declaring monkeypox a health emergency

Biden administration weighs declaring monkeypox a health emergency

Comment on this story Comment The Biden administration is weighing whether to declare the nation’s monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency and also plans to name a White House coordinator to oversee the response as officials attempt to keep the virus from becoming entrenched in the United States. White House and health agency leaders deliberated …

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WHO again considers declaring monkeypox a global emergency

WHO again considers declaring monkeypox a global emergency

LONDON (AP) — As the World Health Organization’s emergency committee convened Thursday to consider for the second time within weeks whether to declare monkeypox a global crisis, some scientists said the striking differences between the outbreaks in Africa and in developed countries will complicate any coordinated response. African officials say they are already treating the …

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Monkeypox cases surge as WHO stops short of declaring a global emergency

Monkeypox cases surge as WHO stops short of declaring a global emergency

Placeholder while article actions load The World Health Organization has decided not to declare monkeypox a global emergency despite a rapid rise in cases in Europe, electing instead to describe it as an “evolving health threat.” The announcement Saturday comes after the WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee met last week to discuss whether the …

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WHO weighs declaring monkeypox a global emergency as European cases surge

WHO weighs declaring monkeypox a global emergency as European cases surge

Placeholder while article actions load LONDON — The World Health Organization is weighing whether to declare monkeypox an international emergency — a decision that could come as early as Friday. A declaration could escalate the global response as cases rapidly rise in Britain despite efforts to contain it. Britain, where almost 800 cases of the …

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WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency

WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency

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 …

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