2022 monkeypox health warning
Monkeypox has been declared as a public health emergency on 4 August 2022, with the virus continuing to spread across multiple countries.
Monkeypox is a rare viral zoonotic disease, meaning it can spread between animals and humans. A person may be infectious for several weeks, with transmission occurring through:
- Direct skin-to-skin contact with someone who has a monkeypox rash
- Contact with infected bodily fluids or contaminated objects
The virus can also pass to the foetus during pregnancy.
Whole World Health is focused on updating the public and health professionals with the latest advice, official reports and global case numbers.
Find out more about monkeypox:
- Fact sheet on monkeypox
- Monkeypox outbreak news
- Monkeypox public advice
- Resources for health professionals
Coronavirus (COVID-19) global health emergency
COVID-19 was declared a global public health emergency on 30 January 2020, and continues to be a virus of international concern.
Caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease. Most people will develop a mild illness and recover without hospitalisation. However, older people and those with underlying medical conditions may become seriously ill.
Transmission of COVID-19 usually occurs by:
- Close contact with an infectious person
- Contact with liquid particles from an infected person’s mouth or nose, e.g. when they cough or sneeze
- Touching your mouth or face after contact with infected surfaces or objects
At Whole World Health, we are committed to keeping the public and health professionals informed with the latest advice and official resources related to COVID-19.
Find out more about COVID-19: