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Monkeypox Cases Surge

Meanwhile, the WHO stops short of declaring a global emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) 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 monkeypox outbreak should be labeled a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, or PHEIC, which would have marshaled new funding and spurred governments into action.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the committee shared "serious concerns about the scale and speed of the current outbreak," which, he said, spans more than 50 countries, with some 3,000 cases since early May.

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