Over 70,000 cases detected worldwide, WHO urges caution

Epidemic – The number of detected cases is generally decreasing according to the World Health Organization

If the number of cases decreases, we must be careful, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 70,000 cases of monkeypox have been recorded since the start of the epidemic in May worldwide, the WHO announced on Wednesday. Its director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, also said 26 deaths have been recorded this year, with 42,000 cases recorded in the Americas region and nearly 25,000 in Europe.

“Globally, the number of cases is decreasing, but last week 21 countries saw their number of cases increase, especially in the Americas region, which accounted for almost 90% of cases last week,” he said. clarified at a press conference in Geneva. “An epidemic that slows down can be a more dangerous epidemic because we can think the crisis is over and lower our caution,” he added, confirming that the organization was working with countries to increase their surveillance capacity.

Concerns in Sudan

“We are concerned about the number of cases in Sudan, especially in the refugee camps on the border with Ethiopia,” he added. “Like Covid-19, monkeypox remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (USPPI) and WHO will continue to treat it as such.”

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