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Health Ministry Conducts Monkeypox Tests

Wed 01 Jun 2022 | 11:54 AM
Rana Atef

Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, revealed on Wednesday that the ministry provides citizens with all the required tests for Monkeypox at its central labs all over Egypt.

Abdel Ghaffar added in his statement that all medical staff and medical observers are trained to deal with the virus, in addition to distributing a treatment guide and protocols about the virus.

The ministry also asserted that no Monkeypox was detected in Egypt, and there is no need for any concerns over it.

Dr. Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din, the Presidential Advisor for Health and Prevention Affairs, said on Tuesday that there is no need for any concerns over any upcoming pandemics.

He added that a supreme committee concerned with pandemics and prevention, asserting that Egypt has a wide experience in resisting those kinds of diseases, including the Monkeypox. He also refuted the reports that described Monkeypox as an upcoming pandemic.

Tag El-Din highlighted in the “Al Yawm” program, aired on DMC, that the plans of prevention against any disease are always set and updated according to any disease breakouts.

The measures were previously applied against bird flu and Coronavirus and they include procedures for prevention and quarantine.

In the same context, the Monkeypox has originally named smallpox, and it was ended by vaccines and treatments, however, it still exists in some African countries, before it emerged in several non-epidemic countries.

Furthermore, Tag El-Din revealed that the symptoms of this disease are mild, unlike symptoms of Coronavirus which is still an active pandemic. Therefore, all protective measures should be applied strictly.