WHO “not concerned” about monkeypox becoming pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) believes it is unlikely the monkeypox virus will turn into a pandemic, according to CBS News.

Rosamund Lewis, who leads the smallpox secretariat of the WHO’s Emergencies Programme, said that right now, “We are not concerned of a global pandemic.”

She did say, however, that agency officials are concerned about the long list of unknowns pertaining to monkeypox and the virus’ spread.

“We are concerned that individuals may acquire this infection through high-risk exposure if they don’t have the information they need to protect themselves,” Lewis said.


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