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Confirmed cases of monkeypox and orthopoxviruses in the US have passed the 1,000 mark.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are now 1,053 cases in 41 states and Puerto Rico.
Three states have more than 150 confirmed cases of monkeypox, including California, New York and Illinois.
Agency data shows cases worldwide now exceeding 11,000.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday there were 9,200 cases in 63 countries.
India reported its first confirmed case of monkeypox on Thursday in a man who had traveled from the Middle East.
Bosnia reported its first case of monkeypox on Wednesday.
This comes ahead of a WHO emergency committee meeting later this month to review trends, countermeasures and make recommendations to countries and communities regarding the virus outbreak.
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“I re-emphasize that we must work to stop transmission and advise governments to implement contact tracing to help track and stop the virus, as well as help people in isolation,” said the WHO director-general. , Tedros Ghebreyesus, in a briefing.
Efforts to provide vaccines in the US have hit a snag in recent weeks, though the government has ordered more doses to meet growing demand.
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The Washington Post reported, citing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that nearly 800,000 more doses of monkeypox vaccine it could be ready for distribution by the end of the month.
Reuters contributed to this report.