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Details on Egypt's New Monkeypox Case Revealed

Fri 09 Dec 2022 | 11:43 PM
Rana Atef

The Ministry of Health announced, on Thursday, a new Monkeypox case in Egypt. 

The patient is a 39-year-old man and he was transported to one of the hospitals supervised by the Ministry of Health.

The ministry asserted that his case is stable, and all required measures and protocols were applied to the people who were in direct contact with him. 

Monkeypox disease is usually self-limited – meaning it typically resolves itself without treatment – the WHO said, warning that severe cases may occur and that the fatality ratio due to the disease has been around three to six percent.

Symptoms of the disease, which usually last from two to four weeks, include fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes. The disease can be transmitted to people from other infected persons or animals.

Monkeypox is less contagious than notorious smallpox, which was declared eradicated worldwide in 1980, and causes less severe illness.