It has been reported that no monkeypox virus has been found in the TRNC – Last Minute World News

In a written statement from the Ministry of Health of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), it was reminded that the monkeypox virus, which is endemic in Africa, has been seen in 12 countries that are not endemic for the virus since 13 May 2022.

In the statement, which stated that as of May 21, 92 definitive cases and 28 suspected cases with ongoing investigations were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), it was stated that the cases did not have travel links to endemic regions and no deaths had been reported until this date.


Reminding that the monkeypox virus was first detected in monkeys in 1958, it was emphasized that the first case in humans was reported from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970.

In the statement, it was stated that the countries where the virus can pass from animals to humans are endemic, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana (defined only in animals), Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone and South Sudan.

It noted that any patient with suspected monkeypox should be investigated and, if confirmed, isolated until the lesions crust over, the crust falls off, and a new layer of skin forms underneath, so be alert for signals about patients presenting with an unusual rash associated with fever, vesicular, pustular lesions, or lymphadenopathy. stated that it should be.

In the statement, it was stated that “monkey pox virus has not been detected in our country so far, the Ministry of Health is following the WHO and other international health organizations and has started work to implement what needs to be done in case the virus is seen.”


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