First case of Monkeypox detected in Cyprus

The first case of monkeypox has been discovered in southern Cyprus.

According to the Greek Cypriot Ministry of Health, the person infected is a 40-year-old man who  had recently arrived from abroad tested positive to monkeypox following a test carried out at the Nicosia General Hospital. He is still in isolation and being monitored at Nicosia General Hospital.

The Ministry noted that from the very first moment all protocols regarding the transport and management of the confirmed case were activated.

Early diagnosis, isolation and effective contact tracing and information are key to addressing the spread of the virus in the community”. 

The man is hospitalized in a specially formed space of the reference hospital (Nicosia General Hospital) for further monitoring and evaluation.

Anyone with symptoms including fever, headache, muscle pain, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion, followed by a rash appearing one to five days after the onset of symptoms, will be considered a suspected case and required to have a PCR test.

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