Urgent.. Starting to monitor monkeypox cases in the Emirates

The UAE Ministry of Health and Community Protection announced yesterday that it had monitored the first case of monkeypox in the country, according to the policy followed by the health authorities in the country for early monitoring and investigation of monkeypox.

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

The Ministry assured members of society that the health authorities in the country are taking all necessary measures, including investigation, examination of contacts and follow-up.

The ministry confirmed that, in cooperation with health authorities, it follows an epidemiological surveillance mechanism in accordance with the highest international practices to ensure sustainable efficiency and 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 circulate rumors and false information, in addition to the importance of following up on developments and instructions issued by health authorities.