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First monkeypox case reported in Cyprus (Update)

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  • First monkeypox case reported in Cyprus (Update)

    August 2, 2022

    By Jonathan Shkurko

    The first case of monkeypox was detected in Cyprus on Tuesday, according to a statement released by the health ministry.

    The person infected is a 40-year-old man, who tested positive to monkeypox following a molecular laboratory test carried out by the microbiology laboratory of the Nicosia General Hospital.

    The man had a recent travel history and presented clinical symptoms compatible with monkeypox.

    The health ministry statement confirmed that all relevant protocols for the transport and management of the confirmed case were activated and that the 40-year-old is currently being kept in isolation and monitored at the Nicosia general hospital, the designated reference hospital for monkeypox.

    Earlier on Tuesday, the health ministry published its monkeypox management plan, which gives a description of the disease and its symptoms and how it is transmitted.

    The full document can be read (in Greek) here. ...