WHO to hold monkeypox emergency meeting on July 21

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The World Health Organization said on Thursday it would reconvene its committee of experts on July 21 to decide whether the monkeypox outbreak constitutes a global health emergency.

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“The emergency committee will provide its views to the WHO director general on whether the event constitutes a public health emergency of international concern,” the UN health agency said in a statement.

“If so, it will propose temporary recommendations on how to better prevent and reduce the spread of the disease and manage the global public health response.”

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