Saudi Arabia reports first case of Monkeypox

Baku, July 15, AZERTAC

The Saudi Ministry of Health announced Thursday the detection of a case of monkeypox for a person returning from outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, specifically in the city of Riyadh, according to WAM News Agency.

The Ministry assures everyone that the case is subject to thoroughly medical care in accordance with the approved health procedures, in addition to identifying those who have been in contact with the infected person, yet none of them showed symptoms, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The Ministry confirmed its continuation of monitoring and follow-up work on the developments of monkeypox and announcing in all transparency about any cases that are detected, citing its readiness and ability to deal with any development of the disease.


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