The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Please see the Emergency Committee report and temporary recommendations here.
Monkeypox disease recommendations
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a multi-country monkeypox outbreak.
Monkeypox is a viral
zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms similar to
those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although it is clinically less
severe. Monkeypox virus is transmitted from one person to
another by close contact with lesions, body fluids, respiratory droplets and
contaminated materials such as bedding.
IMO has issued a Circular Letter which contains guidance issued by the WHO.
Please see additional information below:
WHO - Multi-country outbreak of monkeypox, External situation report #3 - 10 August 2022
WHO - Multi-country outbreak of monkeypox, External situation report #2 - 25 July 2022
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) 26 May 2022 - MULTI-COUNTRY MONKEYPOX OUTBREAK IN NON-ENDEMIC COUNTRIES
2022 Monkeypox Outbreak Global Map - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)