On Thursday, September 15, the first case of monkeypox was laboratory confirmed in Ukraine.
This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Health.
According to the department, the patient is currently hospitalized in a medical institution for inpatient treatment, he has a mild course of the disease.
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«It was possible to diagnose the disease thanks to the PCR study, which was conducted by the Regional Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Epidemiological investigation of this case is currently underway“, said the message of the Ministry of Health.
According to the patient, he had no contacts with monkeypox patients and had not traveled abroad. Nevertheless, the appearance of symptoms of the disease and the preliminary results of collecting an epidemiological history indicate that the patient was infected in one of the large cities of the country.
Among the symptoms of the disease, the patient has a high temperature, a rash on the body.
The Ministry of Health does not indicate the area of case registration with the “purpose of preserving the patient’s comfort”.
It should be noted that as of September 1, more than 50,000 cases of monkeypox were recorded in the world.