Egypt confirms first case of monkeypox

Patient, 42, quarantined in hospital, says Health Ministry.

Egypt confirms first case of monkeypox

Egypt confirmed Wednesday its first case of monkeypox.

The Egyptian Health Ministry said a 42-year-old national, who has a residency in a European country, has been quarantined in a hospital.

While the patient’s condition is stable, the health and required precautions have been taken for those the patient came into close contact with, it added.

Monkeypox is a virus that causes disease with similar but less severe symptoms to smallpox, including fever, rash and swollen lymph nodes.

Hüseyin Demir