S.Korea confirms first case of monkeypox

South Korea has reported its first case of monkeypox.

Health authorities said on Wednesday that a South Korean citizen tested positive after arriving at Incheon International Airport from Germany on Tuesday.

They said the person voluntarily reported a possible infection after developing symptoms suggesting the disease, including fatigue and skin lesions.

Health officials are calling on people to notify them if they have monkeypox symptoms after visiting countries where the disease has already been confirmed.

The number of monkeypox cases has exceeded 2,000 in the current outbreak, mainly in Western nations.

The World Health Organization plans to hold an emergency meeting of experts on Thursday to assess whether the outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern.