A 38-year-old man in Hungary has become the country’s first victim of monkeypox, according to Hungarian health officials.

The virus does not spread effortlessly, except through touch or direct contact with pox fluid, announced the chief medical officer Cecilia Muller on Tuesday while speaking at a press conference.

She was referenced by Xinhua news agency as saying that the illness typically lasts two to four weeks, and can spread more readily in pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.

Following recovery from the infection, the infected must be quarantined.

She went on to explain that, when it comes to these situations, “We need to be watchful so we can get a rapid diagnosis.” We must follow the symptoms. Please visit a doctor if you suspect an illness.

Monkeypox is most prevalent in tropical rainforests of west and central Africa, yet it has been observed in non-endemic nations. There are 257 known monkeypox cases and 120 suspected cases in 23 nations where the disease is not native, according to the World Health Organization.

The World Health Organization issued a warning on Tuesday that the risk of new transmission in Europe and elsewhere this summer is significantly higher.

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