WHO holds briefing on Monkeypox outbreak, COVID-19 pandemic | LIVE

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The World Health Organization (WHO) will hold a media briefing Wednesday on the latest developments in the monkeypox outbreak and the state of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Late last week, the organization declared the monkeypox outbreak was not yet a global health emergency, although WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was “deeply concerned.”

The “global emergency” label currently only applies to the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing efforts to eradicate polio. The U.N. agency has stepped back from applying it to the monkeypox outbreak after advice from a meeting of international experts.

There have been more than 3,200 confirmed cases of monnkeypox and one death reported in the last six weeks from 48 countries where it does not usually spread, according to WHO.

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