Cyprus is not among the countries that have reported outbreaks of the monkeypox viral disease but the Health Ministry has nonetheless warned that caution must prevail.
In an announcement on Tuesday, the Ministry also informed that more than 30 countries where monkeypox is not endemic have reported outbreaks, according to the World Health Organisation.
And that confirmed cases so far approach 1,500, most of them in Europe.
This is the list of non-endemic countries in EUROPE that have so far reported suspected or confirmed cases:
* AUSTRIA confirmed its first case on May 22.
* BELGIUM detected its first two cases on May 20 and a total of 24 by June 8.
* CZECH REPUBLIC detected its first case on May 24, reaching a total of six as of June 2.
* DENMARK confirmed its first case on May 23 and a total of three as of June 3.
* FINLAND, which reported first case on May 27, had confirmed three as of June 8.
* FRANCE had confirmed 91 cases by June 9.
* GERMANY reported its first case on May 20 and a total of 165 by June 10.
* GIBRALTAR confirmed its first case on June 1.
* GREECE detected its first case on June 8 and confirmed a second on June 12.
* HUNGARY confirmed its first case on May 31 and reached a total of three by June 10.
* ICELAND diagnosed two cases on June 8 in initial tests, pending confirmation from foreign testing. Local health authority expects the primary diagnosis to be correct.
* IRELAND had confirmed nine cases as of June 8, with first on May 28.
* ITALY had detected 29 cases as of June 9, since its first on May 19.
* LATVIA confirmed its first case on June 3, a second on June 8.
* MALTA reported one case on June 2.
* The NETHERLANDS, which reported its first case on May 20, had confirmed 60 as of June 9.
* NORWAY reported its first case on May 31.
* POLAND reported first case on June 10.
* PORTUGAL confirmed 18 new cases on June 9, bringing its total to 209.
* SLOVENIA has reported a total of six cases since its first one on May 24.
* SPAIN had confirmed 275 cases by June 10.
* SWEDEN confirmed its first case on May 19 and a total of six by June 8.
* SWITZERLAND had confirmed a total of 14 cases as of June 10, with first on May 21.
* The UNITED KINGDOM had 470 confirmed cases as of June 9, including 452 in England, 12 in Scotland, two in Northern Ireland and four in Wales.
Moreover, the Ministry said for further details on the disease and how it can be contained and managed go to: https://bit.ly/3OcXOBG
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