Friday 12, August 2022
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Saudi reports 1st monkeypox case

News Desk: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Thursday detected the first monkeypox case, for an individual coming from abroad to Riyadh.

The Ministry of Health said that the infected person is under medical care in accordance with the approved health procedures, reports Saudi Gazette.

According to the ministry statement, samples were taken from all people who have had contacts with the infected person for laboratory tests and none of them showed symptoms.

The ministry confirmed its continuation of monitoring and follow-up work on the developments of monkeypox and announcing in all transparency any new cases.

It also reassured its readiness and ability to deal with any development of the disease in the country.

The normal initial symptoms of monkeypox include a high fever, swollen lymph nodes and a blistery chickenpox-like rash.

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