WHO removes regional classification as to monkey smallpox virus spread

The World Health Organization decided to remove regional classification regarding the monkey smallpox virus infection on June 17 since the epidemic is spreading worldwide.

It used to distinguish the spread of the virus in Africa where it is an endemic disease from its outbreak in non-endemic regions like Europe and America, but it removed such a classification in order to cope with the spread in a unified way, it noted.

KCNA-THE PYONGYANG TIMES

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