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WHO declares Monkeypox a Public Health emergency over 70 Countries amid rising Cases.

The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox as a public health emergency. The organization has classified it as a high-alert disease after the global incidence of monkeypox is increasing.

The Second Emergency Meeting of the World Health Organization on Infectious Diseases was held today. At the end of it, this announcement has been released.

"More than 16,000 monkeypox cases have been reported from 75 countries," said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

He also informed that so far five lives have been lost due to this effect.

There are currently only two such health emergencies in force globally - the first is the coronavirus, and the second is polio and the entire effort to eradicate it.

Tedros said the emergency committee could not reach a consensus on whether the monkeypox outbreak should be classified as a global health emergency, but that it had come to the conclusion that the outbreak was indeed of international concern because it was spreading rapidly around the world.

"The World Health Organization estimates that the risk of monkeypox is moderate in the rest of the world except in the European region, which is the most affected," Tedros said.

Three people have been infected in India

India's first case of monkeypox was reported on July 14 in Kollam, Kerala. The person from the United Arab Emirates has tested positive.

Secondly, a 31-year-old man who came to Kerala from Dubai was tested positive for mumps. When he was treated at Pariyaram Medical College Hospital in Kannur, he was confirmed to be infected with the virus.

Following this, a 35-year-old man who arrived in Kerala earlier this month was tested positive for measles.

A native of Malappuram, he arrived in Kerala on July 6 and is undergoing treatment at the Manjeri Medical College there, Kerala Health Minister Veena George said.

Minister Veena said that the person's condition is now stable and all those who were in close contact with him are being closely monitored.

As the number of cases of this virus is increasing in the neighboring state of Kerala, testing and awareness activities have been intensified in Tamil Nadu too.

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Measles does not spread easily from one person to another; Experts say the risk to the public is very low.

There is no single vaccine for monkeypox. Because the virus that causes mumps is similar to the virus that causes smallpox, the smallpox vaccine provides up to 85 percent protection against mumps.

There are two types of mumps viruses, the West African type and the Central African type.

The symptoms of fever, headache, swelling, back pain, muscle pain and fatigue are seen in the students affected by this infection.

Rashes occur when fever occurs. They mostly occur on the face.

These small rashes can spread to other parts of the body. These rashes usually appear on the palms and soles of the feet. Finally it becomes scabby and falls off. These injuries lead to scarring of the skin.

The infection clears up on its own within 14 to 21 days.

However sometimes, it can cause serious side effects. It has been fatal in West African countries.

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