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Monkeypox Vaccine Maker Considers 24-Hour Emergency Production

  • Bavarian Nordic is only manufacturer with approved virus shot
  • WHO has now declared the monkeypox outbreak a global emergency
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WHO Warns Monkeypox Only at ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

Bavarian Nordic A/S, the only company with a vaccine approved for monkeypox, said it’s preparing to run production through the night to meet surging demand after the virus outbreak was declared a global emergency.

The flare-up of monkeypox, which has spread to about 16,000 people in more than 70 countries in just a few months, was declared a public-health emergency of international concern by the head of the World Health Organization over the weekend. This is the highest level of alert that aims to marshal more resources globally to curb the outbreak and is the first such ruling since coronavirus started sweeping around the world.