Monkeypox, the European Union buys 110 thousand doses of vaccine

It will be distributed to member states and delivered in late June

“This – then he stressed – is the first time we have used EU funds to buy vaccines that we can then distribute to member states. This shows how we can do when we work together and be able to create structures that allow us to respond immediately to a crisis like the one we are experiencing right now. “.

situation in the world –

The number of monkeypox cases continues to rise worldwide. The first confirmed case was reported in Romania on Monday, while the total number of infections in England rose to 470. And in Canada, in Toronto, the first vaccine clinics were opened. Toronto Public Health has made it clear that in the coming weeks, many facilities will be able to vaccinate those who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and those at greater risk of exposure to the virus.

The World Health Organization will make a decision on any international health emergency

The World Health Organization has announced that it will convene an emergency committee on June 23 to assess whether the monkeypox outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. This is the highest alert level issued by the UN agency, which currently applies only to the Covid-19 pandemic and polio. So far, the World Health Organization said, 1,600 cases of monkeypox, 1,500 suspected cases and 72 deaths have been confirmed in 39 countries, including those where the virus is usually circulating.

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