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Confirmed cases of monkeypox and orthopoxvirus in the US have crossed the 1,000 mark.
There are currently 1,053 cases in 41 states and Puerto Rico, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Three states have over 150 confirmed cases of monkeypox including California, New York and Illinois.
Agency data show that the number of cases worldwide now exceeds 11,000.
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported 9,200 cases in 63 countries.
On Thursday, India reported its first confirmed case of monkeypox in a person traveling from the Middle East.
Bosnia reported its first case of monkeypox on Wednesday.
This will come ahead of a WHO emergency committee meeting later this month to review trends, countermeasures and make recommendations to countries and communities. about the virus outbreak.
“I reiterate that we must work to stop further transmission and advise governments to implement contact tracing to help track and stop the virus and to help people in isolation,” WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said at a briefing.
Efforts to secure vaccines in the US have run into problems in recent weeks, although the government has ordered additional doses to meet growing demand.
The Washington Post, citing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), reported that almost Another 800,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine may be ready for distribution by the end of the month.
Reuters contributed to this report.