The World Health Organization does not expect monkeypox to reach epidemic rates

The head of the Smallpox Secretariat for the World Health Organization's emergency program, Rosamund Lewis, said in a press briefing on Monday that the World Health Organization expects monkeypox not to reach epidemic levels.

"We don't know, but we don't think so," Lewis added when asked if monkeypox could cause a global pandemic like the COVID-19 pandemic.

She added that the World Health Organization is currently not worried about a "global pandemic. However, we are concerned that people will become infected with this infection, due to the great danger if they do not have the necessary information to protect themselves. We are concerned that the world's population has not been immune to viruses." "Orthoboxes since the end of smallpox, and that the virus may try to take advantage of a certain niche and spread more easily among people. But we don't have answers to that yet."

According to the latest WHO data, there are 257 laboratory-confirmed and 120 suspected cases of monkeypox in humans worldwide.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic.

In April, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection worldwide exceeded 500 million.

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