An Egyptian man, 42, who frequently visits Europe, has been found to have the nation’s first case of monkeypox, according to health officials. The victim has been isolated at a specialised facility, according to the authorities, and is stable.
Egypt is the most recent Middle Eastern nation to record cases of the viral sickness; Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Lebanon did so in May and June, respectively.
The World Health Organization-recommended international medical standards are being followed with regard to the patient’s contacts, according to a statement from the health ministry that was made public late on Wednesday. The patient is a resident of the EU.
The statement was vague and did not specify where the case was discovered.
A 34-year-old woman in the city of AhvazMay in Iran’s southwest was said to have tested positive for the virus last month, marking the nation’s first instance.
As stated by the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 102 different nations have currently reported more than 56,000 cases.
The World Health Organization and other health organisations have reported that monkeypox outbreaks have primarily affected men who have sex with men since it was discovered that there were outbreaks in Europe and North America in May.
Most individuals who contract the virus have fever, body pains, chills, and exhaustion. The virus originates in primates and other wild animals. Lesions can appear on the hands, face, and other parts of the body in those who have more severe illnesses, often with rashes.
The disease linked to smallpox is prevalent in some regions of central and west Africa. Monkeypox can be fatal in up to 6% of cases and is believed to be more severe in youngsters. The majority of people recover within two to four weeks without needing to be hospitalised.