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Egypt records first monkeypox case

The case was detected amid ordinary epidemiological monitoring procedures by the ministry.

• September 8, 2022
Monkeypox
Monkeypox used to illustrate the story [Credit: The Health Site]

Egypt has detected its first monkeypox case in an Egyptian who has a residency in a European country and frequently visits it, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

“The 42-year-old man has been quarantined in a specialised isolation hospital and his condition was stable,’’ the ministry reported in a statement.

The statement added that the case was detected amid ordinary epidemiological monitoring procedures by the ministry.

It noted that preventive measures, approved by the World Health Organisation have been taken with the patient and the people in direct contact with him.

The statement did not reveal the name of the European country. 

(Xinhua/NAN)

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