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Monkeypox protocols promptly implemented after Cyprus records first case

The Health Ministry had promptly implemented relevant monkeypox protocols after authorities recorded the Mediterranean island’s first case of the contagious disease.

This is what an official announcement said on Wednesday hours only after a 40-year-old man who had been travelling recently was diagnosed with the infection.

The man is now being treated at Nicosia General Hospita in a specially designated area, it added.

Meanwhile, the Ministry has released the updated  protocol for managing monkeypox suspected and confirmed cases and their contacts.

The protocols include a description of the disease, the mode of transmission, symptomatology, ways to protect against the transmission and instructions on how to manage possible and confirmed cases.

As well as contact management, instructions for disinfecting premises and procedures with vaccination centers against the disease – in case vaccination becomes essential.

Monkeypox’s symptoms last between two to four weeks, the Ministry also said.

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