World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General’s statement at the press conference following International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox, WHO, 23 July 2022
WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus:
Although I am declaring a public health emergency of international concern, for the moment this is an outbreak that is concentrated among men who have sex with men, especially those with multiple sexual partners.
That means that this is an outbreak that can be stopped with the right strategies in the right groups.
Marwan Azar, MD, a Yale Medicine infectious diseases specialist
Monkeypox is typically a mild disease and this current outbreak has an extremely low fatality rate.