Russia registers first case of monkeypox

Russia registered its first case of monkeypox, shopper security watchdog Rospotrebnadzor mentioned on Tuesday.

The watchdog mentioned in a press release that the illness was found in a younger man who had returned from a visit round European international locations. The chance of an infection to others was restricted, it mentioned.

“The illness is continuing in a gentle kind. There isn’t a risk to life,” Rospotrebnadzor mentioned.

Monkeypox is a viral illness that causes flu-like signs and pores and skin lesions. It’s endemic in components of Africa.

Greater than 50 international locations the place monkeypox isn’t endemic have reported outbreaks of the viral illness as confirmed instances exceed 7,600.

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