Monkeypox is spreading on an unparalleled global scale. The World Health Organization (WHO) has organised an emergency conference to consider immediate steps that should be implemented. There was significant disagreement about whether or not the spread of monkeypox should be declared a global emergency. This disease has been ravaging Central and West African countries for decades, but world organisations never considered it a serious issue until the entire globe began reporting on it. The disease resurfaced in Africa in 2017, and the outbreak was previously limited to the African subcontinent. According to the most current data, over 3300 cases have been documented in 42 countries, and it is constantly spreading. Given the conditions, the World Health Organization (WHO) held an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss whether to declare it a global emergency.
A Global Epidemic of Monkeypox
The epidemic of monkeypox would be regarded an extraordinary event if the WHO declared it a global emergency. It would also imply that the UN agency was evaluating the possibility of the disease spreading to other countries. This would place monkeypox in the same category as the COVID-19 epidemic and polio eradication. The WHO is still unsure how declaring monkeypox a national emergency will affect the rest of the world.
Vaccine for monkeypox
The WHO will make monkeypox vaccine available to governments. They have specifically advocated establishing a vaccine-sharing framework to assist the afflicted countries. The countries that have suffered the most are primarily African and European Union members. According to sources, African countries have this disease under control and know how to treat patients, while Europe is in much worse shape and would require the vaccination far more than Africa.
A Collection of Cases From Around the World
Until now, the European region has recorded the greatest number of cases. Nearly 84% of the cases are from European countries. The African area has recorded verified monkeypox cases, accounting for about 3% of all cases. The American region has also recorded a high number of illnesses, accounting for about 12% of all cases. Finally, 1% of cases have been reported from the Eastern Mediterranean Region, with another 1% from the Western Pacific Region.