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WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency, these 3 facts you must know

WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency, these 3 facts you must know

Suara.com – World Health Organization (WHO) establish disease monkey pox as Global Health Emergency or Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

PHEIC itself is an emergency condition that was declared by WHO related to an extraordinary event that the international community needs to watch out for because it threatens health. This condition was also carried out before the extraordinary event was declared a pandemic.

WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was asked to look at several elements why the monkeypox outbreak was finally designated as a PHEIC that several countries had to watch out for.

difference between monkeypox and chickenpox symptoms (freepik)

“I was asked to consider five elements in deciding whether an outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC),” wrote the WHO Twitter account, Saturday (23/7/2022).

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The following is a summary of facts about monkey pox or known as monkeypox as reported by the CDC.

Symptoms of Monkey Pox

A person may experience all or only some of the symptoms of monkeypox. Most people with monkeypox will develop a rash.
Some people develop a rash before (or without) flu-like symptoms. Symptoms of monkeypox usually begin within 3 weeks of being exposed to the virus.

Flu-like symptoms may include fever, headache, muscle aches and backache, sore throat, cough, swollen lymph nodes, chills, or fatigue. If a person has flu-like symptoms, they will usually develop a rash 1-4 days later.

Risk of being transmitted through sex

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Monkeypox can be spread to anyone through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact including direct contact with a monkeypox rash, sores, or body fluids from a monkeypox sufferer.


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