WHO declared monkeypox a public health emergency. During a press conference, World Health Organization director Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus declared that monkeypox, an outbreak that has spread "through new modes of transmission about which we understand too little," meets the criteria of an emergency under International Health Regulations. According to WHO, there are more than 16,000 reported cases, including five deaths, from 75 countries. The current risk of monkeypox is moderate in all regions, except in Europe where the risk is high.
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