WHO says monkeypox still health emergency

The monkeypox outbreak continues to represent a global health emergency, which is the World Health Organisation's highest level of alert, the United Nations agency's Emergency Committee says.

The WHO label, a "public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)," is designed to trigger a co-ordinated international response and could unlock funding to collaborate on sharing vaccines and treatments.

The WHO said in July that the rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak represented a global health emergency.