WHO Confirms: Over 50000 Monkeypox Cases Recorded Across The World

By:  Alex Derric

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: The drop in cases proved that the outbreak was preventable.

The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a "public health emergency of international concern" on 23 July.

transmission in the virus hotspots of Europe and the United States is not increasing at a rapid pace.

the WHO dashboard still reported 50,496 cases and 16 deaths to the UN agency this year.

WHO CHIEF: Many countries in America are still seeing an increase in cases, although the number of infected people in Canada is decreasing.

Eradicating monkeypox requires three things: evidence that it is possible, which we are now beginning to see; political will and commitment; and the implementation of public health measures in the communities that need it most. 

Nine countries have registered more than 1,000 cases to the WHO, including the United States (17,994), Spain (6,543), Brazil (4,693), France (3,547), Germany (3,467), Great Britain (3,413), Peru (1,463), Canada (1,228) and the Netherlands (1,160).

We may be "with COVID-19" for the foreseeable future. But we don't have to live with monkeypox," Chief Tedros informed.