Monkeypox virus detected in three more countries

Monkeypox virus detected in three more countries

SOURCE: BBC

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become the first Gulf state to record a case of monkeypox.

The Czech Republic and Slovenia also reported their first cases yesterday, joining 18 other countries to detect the virus outside Africa.

In the UAE, health officials announced a case has been detected in a traveller who had recently visited West Africa and is now receiving medical treatment adding that they are fully prepared to handle any outbreak.

Monkeypox virus detected in three more countries

BBC reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) says the virus can be contained with the right response in countries outside Africa and encourages countries to increase the surveillance of monkeypox to see where transmission levels are and understand where it is going.

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