Egypt records First Monkeypox Case


Egypt recorded its first case of the monkeypox virus through a man who travelled regularly to Europe.

According to the Egyptian health ministry, the 42-year-old man has a residence permit from a European country to which he regularly travels.

The man has been placed in isolation in hospital.

Monkeypox cases have been on the rise since May in Western and Central Africa, where it was already endemic.

Meanwhile, more than 50,000 cases have been recorded in the global outbreak, though transmission is slowing in the virus hotspots of Europe and the United States.