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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 21: Ahmadi Health District Director Ahmad Al-Shatti has vehemently denied the rumor that Adan Hospital recorded a case of monkeypox; stressing both the hospital and the district remain free of monkeypox, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In an exclusive statement to the daily, Al-Shatti disclosed that the medical specialists at Adan Hospital monitored a Kuwaiti child, who came from Bosnia a few days ago, due to suspicion of being infected with monkeypox. Although the doctors in charge of treating the child did not notice any monkeypox symptoms, they referred the child to the Communicable Diseases Hospital as a precaution, he explained.
He added the results of tests proved that the child has no smallpox, and that he is suffering from rashes caused by change in weather conditions or intake of certain foods. He affirmed the alert level has been raised to efficiently deal with any possible monkeypox infection by holding workshops and lectures on the disease in coordination with the Public Health, Primary Health Care, Dermatology and Emergency departments in the hospital.
He went on to confirm that the epidemiological situation in the region remains stable, pointing out the decreasing number of Covid cases in the country. He said Adan Hospital is closely monitoring developments, as well as circulars issued by the concerned international and local authorities, about epidemics and emerging diseases.