On Wednesday, Greece recorded the first monkeypox case, to join the list of countries where the disease appeared.
The state-run IRT television network quoted the National Public Healthy Authority as saying that symptoms of the disease were infected in a man who recently visited Portugal, the results of the initial tests were positive.
Those results were sent to a microbiology laboratory in Thessaloniki to confirm the monkeypox case.
According to the available information, the patient was transferred to the hospital and he is in stable condition; the risk of the disease spreading is still low.
Previously the local media conducted two suspected cases of monkeypox infection but they were not confirmed.
Most people recover from the disease after a few weeks, but pregnant women, children, and those with compromised immune systems are at higher risk.
It is noteworthy that the WHO has recorded on Wednesday more than 1000 cases of monkeypox infection in 29 countries all over the world.
Fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash with blisters are all symptoms of the disease. On Monday, the UKHSA reaffirmed that anyone who has had such a rash in the last three weeks and has either returned from the west or central Africa or been in close contact with a confirmed or suspected monkeypox case should seek medical help.
Experts have highlighted that, while they are concerned, the risk to the general public remains low.