Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced on Tuesday that an Egyptian national tested positive for the monkeypox virus, becoming the second recorded case in Egypt. The patient came from abroad on 25 September.
The ministry said in a statement that the case was detected through the ministry’s efforts and plan to secure, follow up, and monitor the epidemiological situation at the country’s entry points to monitor suspected cases of any emergent diseases.
According to the ministry, the patient has been quarantined in an isolation hospital and all preventive and medical measures have been taken for the patient and his contacts according to the guidelines of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The statemented added that the patient’s general condition is stable and that they are receiving the necessary medical care.
Earlier, the health ministry announced that an Egyptian citizen had tested positive for the monkeypox virus and that their infection was discovered through the epidemiological surveillance procedures carried out by the ministry.
The ministry indicated that the patient is 42 years old and a holder of a residency permit in a European country, stressing that the patient is in a stable general condition and all health and preventive measures have been taken with his contacts according to the treatment and follow-up protocols approved by the WHO.