First case of monkeypox confirmed in Sudan. This was announced by the Ministry of Health of the Republic in social networks on Sunday, July 31.
“The Ministry of Health announces the first confirmed case of monkeypox in Sudan. The National Public Health Laboratory confirmed a case on Thursday in a 16-year-old schoolboy from West Darfur state,” the statement said.
On July 31, the first possible death from monkeypox was reported in India. Four cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in India, three of them in the state of Kerala.
On July 23, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of monkeypox an emergency.
Monkeypox virus began to spread in several countries of Western Europe and on other continents. Cases of infection were recorded, in particular, in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Canada, Italy, Portugal, France, USA, Sweden, Switzerland and Morocco.
In Russia, the first case of the disease was detected on July 12.
Monkeypox is an infectious disease of animals and humans, which is characterized by fever, general intoxication and the appearance of exanthema. The pathogen that causes it is genetically close to the variola virus – human smallpox.
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