Are Monkeypox Cases Dangerous? 3,200 cases have been detected in 48 countries, Indonesia does not yet exist

TRIBUNNEWS.COM – Director General WHOTedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus admits he is concerned about the epidemic monkey pox which has been detected in 48 countries.

According to him, the case monkey pox is a health threat that is currently in the spotlight by WHO.

Despite having a moderate level of danger, WHO reported there are now more than 3,200 cases monkey pox reported in countries that are not normally widespread.

Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes), monkeypox cases have not been detected in Indonesia until June 25, 2022.

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“I am very concerned about the monkeypox outbreak, it is clearly a growing health threat that my colleagues and I at the WHO Secretariat are following,” Tedros said. Channel News Asia.

However, Tedros said: monkey pox has not yet become a global health emergency.

Because the current global emergency label only applies to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing efforts to eradicate polio.

WHO also declared a global emergency status for cases monkey pox after receiving advice from discussions of international experts.

“There have been more than 3,200 confirmed cases of monkeypox and one death reported in the last six weeks from 48 countries where it does not normally spread,” Tedros said.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called on Monday (12/20/2021) for the world to come together and make the tough decisions needed to end the Covid-19 pandemic within the next year. Is monkeypox dangerous? now 3,200 cases have been detected in 48 countries, the Ministry of Health emphasizes that Indonesia has yet to find cases of monkeypox. (AFP)

Also read: WHO: Monkeypox is not a global health emergency, but must continue to be monitored

So far this year nearly 1,500 cases and 70 deaths from monkey pox happened in Central Africa.

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