The World Health Organization (WHO) says Mpox (monkeypox), an infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus is no longer a public health emergency of International Concern. It was declared public health emergency of international concern over the multi-country outbreak of mpox in July 2022.
The Fifth Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee on the Multi-Country Outbreak of monkeypox (mpox) recommended to WHO DG that the outbreak no longer represents a public health emergency of international concern.
The Committee acknowledged remaining uncertainties about the disease, regarding modes of transmission in some countries, poor quality of some reported data, and continued lack of effective countermeasures in the African countries, where mpox occurs regularly.
The Committee considered, however, that these are long-term challenges that would be better addressed through sustained efforts in a transition towards a long-term strategy to manage the public health risks posed by mpox, rather than the emergency measures inherent to a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).
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