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United Arab Emirates confirms three new cases of monkeypox – Middle East Monitor

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) confirmed three new cases of monkeypox virus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 16. Anadolu Report.

In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Health advises community members to follow appropriate and careful precautions during travel and meetings.

Health officials added that they had taken all necessary steps, including “investigation, contact investigation, follow-up,” and urged the public to obtain information from official sources and prevent rumors from spreading. ..

The United Arab Emirates registered the first case of monkeypox virus infecting approximately 16,000 people in 72 countries on May 24.

On Saturday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the outbreak of monkeypox is a global health emergency and the highest level of alertness to illness.

“I have determined that the global monkeypox outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanomgebreyes said at a news conference.

“The WHO assessment shows that the risk of monkeypox is moderate globally and in all regions except Europe, which we rate as high risk,” he added.

There has been an increase in cases since May outside West Africa and Central Africa, where the disease has long been endemic.

According to the WHO, monkeypox can be transmitted by contact with body fluids, skin lesions, or internal mucosal surfaces such as the mouth and throat, respiratory droplets, and contaminated objects.

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