Cyprus is prepared for Monkeypox

Cyprus is prepared to handle the rising cases of monkeypox, says Health Minister. Recent outbreaks in Europe and other countries have raised concerns, but Cyprus remains unaffected. Learn more about monkeypox and the country's readiness to tackle the disease.

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Minister of Health Michalis Hadjipantela claims that Cyprus is ready to deal with monkeypox cases if a false alarm is raised about the disease.


Everything is in order now," he says. Hadjipantela claimed that a suspected case was handled well at Nicosia General Hospital three to four days earlier.

The number of monkeypox cases is on the rise, but he claimed Cyprus is prepared to handle the outbreak.

At the Cyprus Institute for Neurology and Genetics, researchers looked into the possibility that this was indeed the case.


Following the recent Ebola outbreak in Europe, Cyprus has yet to register a single case of the disease.

An unidentified 31-year-old woman was sent to Larnaca General Hospital last week after developing an unusual rash on her face and upper body.

The sample tested positive for chickenpox.


According to the WHO, there have been 200 cases of monkeypox documented outside of countries where the virus is generally prevalent.

Since the first monkeypox case was confirmed in the United Kingdom on May 7, around 200 cases of monkeypox have been recorded.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDP) has received reports of 219 cases.


Recent outbreaks have been reported in several European Union nations as well as the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

It has been found that the smallpox epidemic of the 1980s was linked to monkeypox. An estimated 3% to 6% of those infected with monkeypox die. Within three to four weeks, most patients return to their pre-injury routines.

High fever, swelling of the lymph nodes and a chickenpox-like rash are among the earliest signs of the illness.


Antivirals produced in the last decade have made it possible to treat smallpox.

85% of monkeypox immunizations work.

Most people under the age of 45 have never gotten the smallpox vaccine, which is in low supply.

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