Update on 26 Jul 2022:
On 23 Jul 2022, WHO announced that the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (link). It further said:
- WHO’s assessment is that the risk of monkeypox is moderate globally and in all regions, except in the European region where we assess the risk as high.
- There is also a clear risk of further international spread, although the risk of interference with international traffic remains low for the moment.
On the same day, the Temporary Recommendations was issued by the WHO Director-General in relation to the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox, as attached.
For general information about monkeypox, please refer to the WHO webpage at link.
IMO issued a Circular Letter No.4575 on Multi-country monkeypox outbreak in non-endemic countries on 31 May 2022 as attached, to disseminate information and guidance on the
monkeypox disease, based on recommendations developed by the World Health Organization
(WHO). The IMO webpage “in-Force” provides more information about the Monkeypox disease at link.