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Disease experts call on WHO, governments for more action on monkeypox

Scientists say there needs to be clearer guidance on how a person infected with monkeypox should isolate, more explicit advice on how to protect people who are at risk, and improved testing

Test tubes labelled 'Monkeypox virus positive and negative' are seen in this illustration (Reuters)
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Test tubes labelled 'Monkeypox virus positive and negative' are seen in this illustration (Reuters)

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Some prominent infectious disease experts are pushing for faster action from global health authorities to contain a growing monkeypox outbreak that has spread to at least 20 countries.
 
They are arguing that governments and the World Health Organization should not repeat the early missteps of the COVID-19 pandemic that delayed the detection of cases, helping the virus spread.
 
While monkeypox is not as transmissible or dangerous as COVID, these scientists say, there needs to be clearer guidance on how a person infected with monkeypox should isolate, more explicit advice on how to protect people who are at risk, and improved

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First Published: May 28 2022 | 5:13 PM IST

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