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Iran reports first case of monkeypox: Fars

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Iran has identified its first case of monkeypox, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.

A 34-year-old woman in the southwestern city of Ahvaz has been put under quarantine after testing positive for the disease, Fars added.

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In another development, the World Health Organization, which is looking to rename monkeypox, called Tuesday for help from the public in coming up with a less stigmatizing designation for the fast-spreading disease.

The UN health agency has for weeks voiced concern about the name of the disease that emerged onto the global stage in May.

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