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First case of Monkeypox in Romania

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Romania‘s Ministry of Health announced on Monday that the first case of Monkeypox in the country was diagnosed in a 26-year-old man from Bucharest, Universal.net reports.

According to the cited source, the disease began 4 days prior, and the patient went to the hospital on Sunday night.

“The man’s condition is good. The patient is receiving symptomatic treatment and is in solitary confinement. The anamnesis shows that the infected person’s partner has recently traveled to several European countries where there are numerous cases of monkeypox,” said the Ministry of Health.

In May, there were two more suspicions of infection with Monkeypox in a 43-year-old woman from Rădăuți and a Romanian man admitted in a hospital in Athens, Greece, but these were later disproved, being chickenpox infections.

Monkeypox does not spread easily between people and requires close contact. The virus enters the body through damaged skin or mucous membranes, the respiratory tract, eyes, nose or mouth and through body fluids.

It can be spread through close and prolonged physical contact with a person who has Monkeypox.