Iran Reports First Case Of Monkeypox

Iran on Tuesday confirmed the country’s first case of monkeypox in the southwestern city of Ahvaz.

“Monkeypox was detected in a 34-year-old female after her family witnessed the spots on her body,” a spokesman for Iran’s Health Ministry, Pedram Pakaein said.

Pakaein said that she is in stable condition, describing the disease as not highly lethal. “She is currently in isolation in her home and receiving medical treatment,” Pakaein said.

The spokesman said that those individuals who received the smallpox vaccine will be able to fight the monkeypox and defeat it.

According to the World Health Organization monkeypox can be transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal, or with material contaminated with the virus.

The symptoms include fever, enlarged lymph nodes, back pain, and muscle aches before a rash appears on the skin.


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