Israel confirms country’s 6th monkeypox case

A sixth case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Israel, the Health Ministry says.

In a statement, the ministry says a 46-year-old tourist came to Tel Aviv’s Ichilov hospital with symptoms indicating he had the disease, which was confirmed in a lab test at the Israel Institute for Biological Research.

As the disease spreads across Europe, the World Health Organization is slated to convene a meeting next week to decide whether to declare the outbreak an international health emergency.

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