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UAE reports first monkeypox case in traveler from West Africa

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ABU DHABI, May 24: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday reported its first case of monkeypox in a traveler who arrived in the Gulf Arab state from West Africa, the health ministry said. The person in question, a 29-year old woman, is receiving medical treatment for the virus, while efforts are ongoing to track down anyone who may have come into contact with her, according to a ministry statement. It went on to advise the general public to keep abreast of the viral disease through information posted on official sources. Monkeypox cases have been identified in a number of countries as of late, including Britain, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Canada and the United States.(KUNA)

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