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Monkeypox outbreak constitutes global health emergency - WHO

July 23 (Reuters) - The rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak represents a global health emergency, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a media briefing on Saturday.

The WHO label - a "public health emergency of international concern" - is designed to sound an alarm that a coordinated international response is needed and could unlock funding and global efforts to collaborate on sharing vaccines and treatments. (Reporting by Natalie Grover in London and John Revill in Zurich Editing by Helen Popper )