Smallpox

WHO Boss Tedros Officially Declares Monkeypox a Global Emergency

LONDON (AP) – The chief of the World Health Organization said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that now qualifies as a global emergency, a declaration Saturday that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gestures after a press conference following an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on May 18, 2018 at the United Nations Offices in Geneva. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by …