The Ministry of Health confirmed detecting a new positive case of monkeypox infection in the country for a patient, aged 39 years.
Egypt’s Health and Population Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar reviewed during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday a report on the latest developments on the spread of coronavirus and monkeypox at the local and global levels.
Egypt’s ministry of health announced, Monday recording first positive infection of Monkeypox virus for an Egyption citizen. Patient was isolated in the hospital according to the ministry.
Egypt has reported an average of 182 daily coronavirus cases over the period from 6-10 August and 17 cases have died during the same period, Acting Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said on Thursday.
Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, confirmed that no positive cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Egypt so far.
Also, 12 people have died of the virus over the past week, the minister noted.
There will be several exceptional measures taken by Egyptian airports to reduce any possibility of the spread of epidemic diseases.
The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed that Egypt is completely free of monkeypox, and no cases of infection or suspected infection with the disease have been recorded.
Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population stated that an integrated guide has been issued to identify monkeypox, methods of diagnosis and treatment, based on the latest international protocols in treatment.
Egyptian Ministry of Health has provided laboratory reagents specialized in diagnosing monkeypox at central laboratories of the ministry.
Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said that no cases of monkeypox virus have been reported in Egypt so far.
The British newspaper Daily Mail revealed that monkeypox is usually transmitted from infected animals in West and Central Africa.
In a statement on its official Facebook page on Saturday evening, the ministry stressed that the monkeypox virus is spread through close body contact, not over long distances through the air.
Egypt has no infected or suspected cases of monkeypox so far, announced the Ministry of Health.