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Declaring Monkeypox A Global Health Emergency Is A Preventative Step—Not A Reason For Panic

On July 23, 2022, the director-general of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. “This decision by the WHO, though it may sound ominous, is not a sign of bad things to come. Rather, it is a way to prevent monkeypox from becoming a global crisis,” Global health expert Kathryn H. Jacobsen writes, who doesn’t think most people should worry about monkeypox.

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Mississippi Reports First Monkeypox Case Amid Worldwide Virus Outbreak

The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed the state’s first case of Monkeypox today following a worldwide viral outbreak that began in May. “Symptoms may start out as a fever, swollen lymph nodes, headache, and muscles aches, followed by a rash that starts out as flat and then advances to pimples, or blisters and ulcers on the face, body and private parts (sexual organs),” MSDH says.

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