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A 29-year-old lady traveling from West Africa is the first case of monkeypox in the UAE

In line with the UAE health authorities’ policy on early diagnosis and surveillance of the disease, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has declared the first case of monkeypox in the UAE.

The first case was discovered in a 29-year-old woman who traveled from West Africa, according to the ministry, who is receiving the proper medical attention.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention of Poverty (MoHAP) informed community residents that the UAE health authorities are conducting an investigation, examining contacts, and monitoring their health.

Furthermore, the Ministry stated that it is working with other health authorities to implement an epidemiological surveillance system in accordance with international best practices to ensure long-term efficiency and community protection from communicable diseases, as well as work to limit the spread of all diseases and viruses in the UAE, including monkeypox.

The Ministry urged citizens to get information from official sources in the UAE and to avoid spreading rumors and misleading information, emphasizing the significance of remaining informed about developments and directives published by UAE health authorities.

Since early May, several instances of monkeypox have been discovered in North America and Europe, increasing fears about the disease’s spread. Monkeypox is endemic in regions of Africa.

Monkeypox is only lethal in rare situations, and most people recover within a few weeks.

Thousands of human infections have been reported in portions of West and Central Africa in recent years, although they are uncommon in Europe and North America.