As of 23 July 2022, more than 70 countries* had reported outbreaks of monkeypox, a viral zoonotic disease, with more than 16 800 people infected.
On 23 July 2022, with cases continuing to rise sharply, the Director-General of the WHO determined that the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It is important to be aware of what the monkeypox outbreaks mean for public health, and what must be done to prevent infections and care for those who are ill.
This One-Health Toolkit provides a set of tools and resources to help journalists report on the monkeypox outbreaks, and is the first in a new One-Health Toolkit series designed to help journalists better report on One-Health: the interconnections between the health of humans, animals & the environment.
*Consult a tracker like this one from the CDC for the latest figures, as the situation may change rapidly.