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UAE announces country's first case of monkeypox

DUBAI, May 24, 2022

The UAE on Tuesday announced the first case of monkeypox detected in the country, reported the state news agency WAM, citing the health ministry.
The virus was detected in a 29-year-old woman visiting the Gulf country from West Africa. 
Following today's developments, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has reassured community members that the UAE health authorities were taking all necessary measures, including investigation, examination of contacts, and monitoring their health.
Moreover, the Ministry affirmed that it is cooperating with other health authorities in implementing an epidemiological surveillance system, in accordance with the highest global practices, to ensure sustainable efficiency and community protection from communicable diseases, and rapid detection, as well as work to limit the spread of all diseases and viruses, including monkeypox, in the UAE, it added.



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