There seems to be a split among scientists at the World Health Organization (WHO) concerning the monkeypox epidemic. Some scientists believe that the outbreak is serious and warrants further investigation, while others believe that it is not as serious as it has been made out to be.
The Monkeypox virus is a rare disease that is similar to smallpox. It is found in animals, such as monkeys, and can be transmitted to humans. The recent outbreak of monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been the largest outbreak of the disease in humans.
The WHO has sent a team of experts to the DRC to investigate the outbreak and determine whether it is a cause for concern. However, some scientists believe that the outbreak is not as serious as it has been made out to be. They point to the fact that no deaths have been reported so far and that most cases have been mild.
Others, however, believe that the outbreak is cause for concern. They point out that the virus is highly contagious and can sometimes be deadly. They believe that further investigation is needed to determine the full extent of the outbreak and develop a plan to contain it.
Two members of a World Health Organization (WHO) expert group who had been following the spread of monkeypox ended up going head to head over whether the outbreak should be considered a global health emergency, despite the possibility that Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, may go ahead and issue the highest level alert. Within hours, after one member advocated for the maximum alert, another argued against it.
These two experts have been on the same committee advising Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus since earlier in 2018 regarding this issue. They were charged with providing their recommendations before he made his own final decision on how to proceed regarding issuing an official statement on this disease.
The director general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, decides whether to label the outbreak as a global health emergency. The sources who spoke anonymously say they are concerned about the urgency of the situation. Yesterday, Tedros said in a news conference, “This is not a meeting that people are invited to attend except those who are operational and [in] contact with governments and countries.” This will remain a closed meeting until it takes its natural course.
In recent weeks, scientists and public health experts have increased pressure for the WHO and national governments to do more about monkeypox. There have now been more than 14,000 cases reported, with five deaths coming from 71 WHO member countries.
The World Health Organization, or WHO, is an agency of the United Nations that works to encourage healthier, cleaner, and safer conditions globally. If an epidemic like monkeypox spreads into more countries, the WHO will most likely use social media to raise awareness of the problem, coordinate efforts for sharing vaccines and treatments among various countries and institutions, and establish a real-time intelligence network (via social media).
In Europe and the United States, all cases have been reported among men who have *** with men, but other groups may also develop the disease. The committee will consider the development again if cases are found in vulnerable groups such as children or pregnant women.