India reports its 4th monkeypox case; WHO declares global emergency. Check govt guidelines, other details here
In view of the monkeypox cases in India, and considering reports stating that monkeypox is a viral zoonotic infection and it spreads mostly through human contact, the Union Health Ministry released new guidelines in an attempt to mitigate the outbreak
With over 17,000 people in 74 countries affected by the monkeypox outbreak, the World Health Organization on Saturday finally declared it to be a global health emergency, notably the highest alarm it can sound. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO chief declared, "I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern." Closer home, India on July 24 reported its fourth confirmed monkeypox case. As per latest reports, a 34-year-old man from Delhi, with no history of foreign travel, tested positive for the monkeypox virus.