Published: 14:24, September 15, 2023 | Updated: 14:31, September 15, 2023
China to manage mpox as Class B infectious disease
By Xinhua

This file photo dated Aug 3, 2022 shows registered pharmacist Sapna Patel demonstrating the preparation of a dose of the monkeypox vaccine at a pop-up vaccination clinic opened today by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at the West Hollywood Library in West Hollywood, California. (PHOTO / AFP)

BEIJING — China announced Friday that it will classify the mpox disease as a Class B infectious disease from Sept 20 in compliance with the country's Law on Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases.

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The country will manage the prevention and control of mpox as a Class B infectious disease, the National Health Commission said in a statement.