WHO: ‘Long COVID’ may obstruct return to normal life for 36 million Europeans

While no longer a global emergency, COVID-19’s long-term effects alongside such other threats as mpox and seasonal heat waves may challenge Europe through the summer months, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office warned on Tuesday. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/06/1138157
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WHO: ‘Long COVID’ may obstruct return to normal life for 36 million Europeans

World must be ready to respond to next pandemic: WHO chief

22 May 2023

Although COVID-19 may no longer be a global public health emergency, countries must still strengthen response to the disease and prepare for future pandemics and other threats, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday in Geneva. 

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Mpox public health emergency declared over

11 May 2023

The head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday declared that the multi-country outbreak of the mpox virus which began around a year ago was no longer a public health emergency of international concern.

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Spike in dengue cases due to global warming, warns WHO

21 Jul 2023

Global warming marked by higher average temperatures, precipitation and longer periods of drought, could prompt a record number of dengue infections worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday.