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Monkeypox reaches India: Will your health and travel policies cover the costs?

Hospitalisation expenses will be paid for, but not the cost of isolation if you are not being treated

July 26, 2022 / 06:48 AM IST
An electron microscopic image showing Monkeypox virus particles.

An electron microscopic image showing Monkeypox virus particles.

Even as the world attempts to learn to live with the dreaded COVID-19 disease, the spread of another viral ailment — Monkeypox — has now assumed worrying proportion.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on July 23 declared the viral disease, which has now been detected in 70 countries, a global emergency. In India, the state of Kerala has reported three cases since July 18, while a 34-year-old man was diagnosed with the illness in Delhi.

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