Health authorities in Slovenia announced it has a confirmed case of monkeypox from a man who traveled to Spain.
The man, who arrived from the Canary Islands, developed symptoms of monkeypox after his arrival in Slovenia.
Slovenia’s chief epidemiologist Mario Fafangel, in a report by local news outlet the Slovenia Times, said the man is however doing well.
With this reported confirmed case, Slovenia joined 16 other countries that have confirmed cases of monkeypox.
Fafangel said he has informed the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) of this development.
The chief epidemiologist, however, stressed that the monkeypox virus is not new compared to Covid and the spread could be stopped just like in several African countries before.
Fafangel reiterated the previous statements of WHO and ECDC that the risks associated with the infection have been estimated as low.
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