Highlights

  • Fourth monkeypox case in India, Centres hold review meeting
  • Three earlier cases were reported from Kerala
  • WHO has declared monkeypox a global health emergency

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Monkeypox: Centre holds high-level meeting as India's case count rises

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday declared monkeypox a global public health emergency of international concern.

The Centre on Sunday held a high-level review meeting after a 34-year-old man from the national capital with no history of foreign travel tested positive for the monkeypox virus, making it the fourth case of the disease reported in India.

According to reports, the meeting was chaired by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) and attended by officials from the Health ministry, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and ICMR among others.

The new patient who is presently recovering at a designated isolation centre at the Lok Nayak Hospital had attended a stag party in Manali in Himachal Pradesh recently.

Three cases of monkeypox had earlier been reported from Kerala.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday declared monkeypox a global public health emergency of international concern.

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