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UAE reports its first case of monkeypox disease

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) reports the first case of the monkeypox disease in the UAE.

The virus was detected in a 29-year-old visitor from West Africa who is currently receiving medical care in the country.

The ministry sets up safety measures and precise mechanisms including investigation, early detection, contact tracing, follow-up, and early treatment, following the multiple reports of monkeypox cases around the world.

The MoHAP has “intensified the local epidemiological surveillance” and briefed all medical facilities in the country regarding reports of suspected cases or local transmissions of the virus.

Residents are reminded not to be swayed by rumours and to only trust information about the disease-related cases from official sources only.

As of May 24, over 250 confirmed and suspected monkeypox cases were registered by the World Health Organization.

For more details about the monkeypox disease, you may refer to this article. KSO/Expat Media
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