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World Health Network declares Monkeypox a pandemic

Published on June 25, 2022
Current Context: Monkeypox cases reported across 58 countries, World Health Network (WHN) has declared the current monkeypox outbreak a pandemic.
World Health Network declares Monkeypox a pandemic
  • The outbreak is rapidly expanding across multiple continents and will not stop without concerted global action.
  • As per WHN said the purpose of declaring Monkeypox a pandemic is to achieve a concerted effort across multiple countries or over the world to prevent widespread harm.
  • The WHN is urging immediate action by the WHO and national CDC organizations.
  • Monkeypox and smallpox come from the same virus family, called Orthopoxvirus.
  • Monkeypox is a viral infection that originated in rodents and primates and is transmitted to people.
  • According to WHO, Monkeypox typically presents clinically with fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes and may lead to a range of medical complications.


Ques: 1. Monkeypox and smallpox belong to which of the following virus family?
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