Health Journalism Network's One Health Toolkit: Reporting on Monkeypox

newspaper headlines on monkeypox
Health Journalism Network's One Health Toolkit: Reporting on Monkeypox

As of 23 July 2022, more than 70 countries* had reported outbreaks of monkeypox, a viral zoonotic disease, with more than 16,800 people infected.

On 23 July 2022, with cases continuing to rise sharply, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation determined that the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

It is important to be aware of what the monkeypox outbreaks mean for public health, and what must be done to prevent infections and care for those who are ill. To that end, this One Health toolkit, produced by EJN's sister network, the Health Journalism Network, provides a set of tools and resources to help journalists report on the monkeypox outbreaks.

This resource includes suggestions for how journalists can report on monkeypox through a One Health lens, highlighting the interconnections between the health of humans, animals and the environment.

*Consult a tracker like this one from the CDC for the latest figures, as the situation may change rapidly.

Get this toolkit as a PDF.

Banner image: Monkeypox newspaper headlines / Credit: Jernej Furman via Flickr

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