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What the WHO's declaration of monkeypox as a global emergency could mean for fighting the outbreak
The World Health Organization has declared the growing monkeypox outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” – a distinction it has previously applied to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak and the Zika virus in Latin America in 2016, among other health crises. WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the declaration despite a lack of consensus among the organization's emergency committee – a first for the health agency. To break down what this step means, and chart the state of the outbreak in Canada, Helen Mann speaks with infectious diseases physician Dr. Zain Chagla.