NIH confirms new monkeypox case in Karachi
May 4, 2023 10:22 PM
The National Institute of Health (NIH) said Thursday that the third case of monkeypox in the country has been detected in Karachireported 24NewsHd TV channel.
The report came a few days after the federal health minister declared Pakistan “free of monkeypox”.
In a tweet, the institute said that the case was reported from Karachi — the first in the city and Sindh — and had been confirmed by the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
“The National Institutes of Health (NIH) inform that third case of monkeypox in Pakistan is confirmed by Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Karachi. This is the first case of monkeypox confirmed in Karachi Sindh, bringing the tally to three in the country.
“This case is young male, who traveled from abroad and detected with symptoms at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi by Border Health Services-Pakistan. He has been isolated since the appearance of monkeypox symptoms and his contact tracing is underway.
“The first two cases reported in Islamabad are now completely stable and recovered from the infection.
“The Federal Ministry of Health along with NCOC, vigilantly monitoring the situation while keeping all the relevant stakeholders on board for ensuring preparedness, timely response, and containment of monkeypox cases in Pakistan.”