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Saudi Arabia denies recording any case of monkeypox

Saudi Ministry of Health confirmed, on Saturday, that no case of monkeypox had been recorded in the Kingdom, indicating its full readiness to monitor, investigate and deal in the event of any case emerging.

SPA said: “The Ministry of Health confirms that no cases of monkeypox have been recorded in the Kingdom, for which cases have begun to appear recently in some countries of Europe and North America.

The ministry added that this disease has been endemic in some African countries for more than 50 years, and indicated its full readiness to monitor, investigate and deal in the event of any case emerging.

For its part, the Public Health Authority in Saudi Arabia (Weqaya) advised citizens while traveling abroad to take the necessary preventive measures.

The authority called on anyone who develops a rash after developing a high temperature, especially in the event of returning from travel within the past 21 days, to isolate himself until consulting a doctor.

Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, and rash 1 to 3 days after infection.

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