Monovirus: 3 questions about the declaration of “global health emergency”

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The World Health Organization (WHO) declared this Saturday the monovirus as a global health emergency after an increase in cases in the world.

The director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, informed that so far they have reported more than 16,000 cases 75 countries y cinco personas die por la infección.

Before understanding what the alert means, BBC Mundo responds to three preguntas sobre el tema.

¿Qué es?

An emergency of public health of international interest (PHEIC, por sus siglas en inglés) is the maximum alert that the WHO can issue.

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