Israel identifies 3 new monkeypox cases, bringing total to 9

Three men have been diagnosed today with monkeypox, bringing the total cases identified in Israel to nine, the Health Ministry says.

The three men are all from central Israel and aged from 30 to 60. One of them contracted the disease in Israel and not abroad, the ministry says.

The World Health Organization is set to hold a meeting this week to weigh declaring the outbreak a global health emergency.

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