The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced the first case of monkeypox in the UAE, in line with the UAE health authorities’ policy on the early detection and monitoring of the disease.
The ministry explained that the first case was detected in a 29-year-old woman who arrived from West Africa, noting that she is receiving the necessary medical care. MoHAP reassured community members that the United Arab Emirates’ health authorities are taking all needed measures, including investigation, examination of contacts, and monitoring their health.
Moreover, the Ministry confirmed that it is working together with other health authorities to carry out an epidemiological surveillance system, following the highest global practices, to guarantee sustainable efficiency and community protection from contagious diseases and rapid detection, as well as work to curb the spread of all diseases and viruses, including monkeypox, in the United Arab Emirates.
The Ministry called on members of the public to obtain information from official sources in the UAE and to abstain from spreading rumors and false information, highlighting the significance of staying updated on developments and guidelines issued by UAE health authorities.