Saudi Arabia Reports Its First Monkeypox Case

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Riyadh — Saudi Arabia’s ministry of health detected the first Monkeypox case on Thursday for a person coming from abroad to Riyadh.

Riyadh — Saudi Arabia’s ministry of health detected the first Monkeypox case on Thursday for a person coming from abroad to Riyadh.

The ministry said the infected person is under medical care following the approved health procedures.

According to the ministry statement, it has taken samples from all people who have had contact with the infected person for laboratory tests. So far, none of the exposed persons showed any symptoms.

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The ministry confirmed its continued monitoring of the developments of monkeypox. It also announced transparency in its follow-up of all new cases.

The ministry confirmed its preparedness and capability to deal with disease development in the country.

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