The Egyptian Ministry of Health has supplied central laboratories with specialized monkeypox virus diagnosis reagents, according to the ministry’s Spokesperson Hossam Abdel Ghaffar.
He also stated that medical personnel was trained to handle the disease, as well as officials responsible for surveillance and catching any potential infections.
The head of the Preventive Medicine Sector at the Ministry of Health, Amr Kandil, announced that no cases of Monkeypox have been reported in Egypt thus far. He also affirmed the existence of a policy for the disease and that it has been distributed to health administration divisions, hospitals, and all organizations linked to the Ministry of Health.
“Monkeypox is a DNA-type virus that requires tight adherence to the source of infection in order to spread and will not mutate easily, according to the Ministry of Health and Population,” it added. “We’ve had its immunizations for quite some time. We’ve studied it for a long period.”
According to the Ministry of Health, there is no cause for concern about the virus, which is a viral animal disease that is found mostly in forests in central and western Africa.
Monkeypox infection can cause symptoms such as rash, fever, and swollen lymph nodes. It is possible to experience medical issues as a result of monkeypox infection.