UAE records 3 new monkeypox cases

On Sunday, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health announced the registration of 3 new cases of monkeypox.

The ministry recommended community members to follow all preventive safety and health measures, take preventive measures when traveling and gathering, and avoid dangerous and unhealthy behaviors, according to the ministry. Emirates News Agency (WAM).

On May 24, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention announced that it had detected the first case of monkeypox in the country.

The ministry said in a statement that the case belonged to a 29-year-old woman visiting the country from West Africa and receiving necessary medical treatment in the country.

The ministry reassured community members that the country’s health authorities are taking all necessary measures, including investigation, contact examination and follow-up.

The ministry affirmed that in cooperation with health authorities, it is following an epidemiological surveillance mechanism in line with the highest international practices to ensure lasting effectiveness, protect society from communicable diseases and quickly discover cases, and work to limit the local spread of all diseases and viruses, including monkeypox.

The ministry called on the public to take information from official sources in the country and not to spread rumors and false information, in addition to the importance of following developments and instructions issued by health authorities.

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