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Monkey pox: “It won’t take long to declare a pandemic”, warns a WHO expert

The WHO should not delay in declaring a “public health emergency of international concern” according to this expert.

In view of the increase in the number of cases of monkeypox, the World Health Organization has decided to convene its Emergency Committee, in order to decide on the accession to the highest level of alert for the disease. The meeting lasted less than six hours. But the possible conclusions of the experts have not been made public.

But according to Santiago Mas Comaprofessor of parasitology at the University of La Laguna and expert in theWHOit shouldn’t take long for monkeypox to reach the health agency’s highest level of alert, namely “public health emergency of international concern”.

“It won’t take long to declare a pandemic”

“It won’t take long to declare the pandemic,” he said in an interview with Telecinco. The teacher judges that thee climate change will promote the spread of the disease and calls the countries to “stop talking and get to work”.

? Desde que se anunció la llegada de la viruela del mono a España, los casos no han parado de multiplicarse, registrándose más de 1.000 casos de la enfermedad solo en nuestro paíshttps://t.co/Oq8rq1fKQF

— Informativos Telecinco (@informativost5) July 19, 2022

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