The WHO on Saturday declared monkeypox, which has spread to more than 70 countries, as a global public health emergency. So far three cases of monkeypox have been reported in India. All three are from Kerala.
So far more than 16 thousand cases of monkeypox have been reported. And it is spreading. After the virus was confined to the African continent for decades, it has started spreading in countries where it was not known since May.
So far, cases of monkeypox have been found in 27 countries of the world. In India, a 31-year-old youth who had come to Kerala from Dubai last week had monkeypox. Just after this case, the second case of this virus was also reported in Kerala itself.