UAE detects four new cases of Monkeypox

MENA , Thursday 2 Jun 2022

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced four new cases of Monkeypox, in line with the UAE health authorities' policy on the early detection and monitoring of the disease, the UAE news agency WAM reported.

File Photo: The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention HQ, Dubai, UAE. WAM

"Monkeypox is a viral disease, but usually a self-limited one, if compared to COVID-19. It's mostly transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal, including bodily fluids, and respiratory droplets, or with material contaminated with the virus. It can also be passed to the baby in the womb," the Ministry said in a statement.

MoHAP urged all community members to follow appropriate preventive measures and careful precautions while travelling and stay safer in large crowds and avoid risky behaviours.

It also reassured all community members that the UAE health authorities are taking all necessary measures, including investigation, examination of contacts, and monitoring their health. 

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