The World Health Organization announced on Saturday that it expects a sharp rise in cases of Monkeypox after outbreaks were detected in Europe and the United States.
The WHO issued a statement saying, “The situation is evolving and W.H.O. expects there will be more cases of monkeypox identified as surveillance expands in non-endemic countries.”
President Biden responded to the reports of Monkeypox spreading by saying, “They haven’t told me the level of exposure yet, but it is something that everybody should be concerned about.”
However, President Biden didn’t go as far as to announce any plans on how to respond to the outbreaks. The outbreak has brought back uncomfortable memories of the coronavirus outbreak and the ensuing lockdowns.
Belgium has already put in place a requirement for those who have been exposed to Monkeypox to quarantine for 21 days.
If the disease continues to spread, we will likely see similar quarantine requirements in other nations.
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