Cyprus announces first detected monkeypox case
Aug 1, 2022, 9:57 PM | Updated: Aug 2, 2022, 10:02 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Cyprus Health Ministry said Tuesday that a 40-year-old man is the east Mediterranean island nation’s first confirmed monkeypox case.
The ministry said the case was detected after the man underwent a laboratory test at the Cypriot capital’s General Hospital. It said the individual has a history of travel abroad and has exhibited “clinical symptoms compatible the monkeypox disease.”
The patient has been admitted to a specially modified ward at Nicosia General Hospital for treatment of monkeypox cases.
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