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Wednesday, 6 December 2023

Health authorities around the world are classifying and reclassifying monkeypox, what does it mean in Australia?

By Susannah Eliott
Updated August 11 2022 - 11:17am, first published 10:30am
Experts say the current epidemiology of monkeypox cases is unusual and that means that vigilance is required across the world. Picture: Shutterstock.
Experts say the current epidemiology of monkeypox cases is unusual and that means that vigilance is required across the world. Picture: Shutterstock.

On the back of the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the spread of monkeypox a public health emergency, Australia's own Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, declared it a "communicable disease incident of national significance" (CDINS).

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