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WHO calls for ‘urgent’ action in Europe against monkey pox

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COPENHAGEN: The World Health Organization called for “urgent” action on Friday (July 1) to prevent the spread of monkeypox in Europe, noting that cases there had tripled in the past two weeks.

“Today I am reinforcing my call on governments and civil society to scale up their efforts…to prevent monkeypox from settling in a growing geographic area,” said Hans Henri Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe.

“Urgent and concerted action is necessary if we are to turn a corner in the race to reverse the ongoing spread of this disease.”

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