The United Arab Emirates’ Health Ministry has reported the first case of monkeypox in the United Arab Emirates. The virus, first found in Africa, was first detected in monkeys in 1958.
The virus was first identified in humans in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The virus has been spreading in Nigeria and Congo since 2017. It is currently spreading in the United States, Canada, Australia and many European countries.
The infection was newly confirmed last Friday in Belgium, France and Germany. So far it has spread to 80 people in 12 countries. Monkey pox has also been reported in many parts of the world.
According to the United Arab Emirates, this is the first case of monkeypox in the United Arab Emirates.
According to the Ministry of Health, we are monitoring the spread of monkeypox worldwide. At the same time we are intensifying local epidemiological surveillance. Suspicious infections should be reported to all medical centers in the country to prevent the spread of the virus.
We have set up precise guidelines for diagnosing suspected patients. As of May 24, the World Health Organization has registered more than 250 confirmed and suspected monkeypox infections.
It develops mainly in the tropical rainforests of central and western Africa. Occasionally spreads to other areas. The disease is transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal.
The virus is said to be spread from person to person through wounds, body fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated bedding. A 29-year-old woman from South Africa has been diagnosed with monkey pox. The health department said he was being treated.