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Lebanon detects 1st case of monkeypox

Xinhua
20 Jun 2022, 23:18 GMT+10

BEIRUT, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's health ministry announced on Monday that it has detected the country's first case of monkeypox in a person who returned from abroad, without specifying which country.

The ministry said the person in stable conditions and the contacts are being tracked.

The ministry urged the public to remain at a safe distance from infected people, not share their personal items, avoid contact with animals from countries where the disease is endemic, and refrain from eating wild animal meat.

The ministry lists Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and the Central African Republic as endemic countries.

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