No Monkeypox case reported in Pakistan so far, reports NIH

ISLAMABAD – The National Institute of Health (NIH) has clarified that no case of Monkeypox has yet been diagnosed in Pakistan.

According to the spokesperson of NIH, the news circulating on social media about Monkeypox cases was incorrect. He added, the situation was being closely monitored by the health authorities.

He said that all the national and provincial health authorities had been advised to remain on high alert for any suspected case of Monkeypox.

Concerned health authorities and professionals at all levels, stakeholders, especially the Central Health Establishment including monitoring points of entry were also asked to remain vigilant.

He added timely detection and notification were important for prompt implementation of preventive measures and all public and private hospitals had been directed to ensure readiness for isolation and treatment.

He said that the Centre for Disease Control, NIH was monitoring the situation and would keep the stakeholders updated. A recent surge of Monkeypox disease cases were reported by non-endemic countries, including the UK, Spain, and Canada, and a total of 92 confirmed and 28 suspected cases were reported till date, he added.


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