Monkeypox case suspected in Libya

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are tracking multiple cases of monkeypox that have been reported in Libya

The Head of the National Center for Disease Control, Haider Al-Sayeh, said there are more than one suspected cases of Monkeypox, but none of them have been confirmed.

Regarding the virus spreading in schools, Al-Sayeh explained that “this is something that happens every year, and not only in Libya, but also in several countries,” adding that the monitoring teams in municipalities have taken some samples for tests in the center’s laboratories.

 “There are cases of both A & B influenza, but they are few and do not pose any danger; while treatment is available and has been distributed to hospitals.” He added.

Regarding the epidemiological situation for Covid-19, he confirmed that the situation is stable and there are no new variants.

“You will hear news that there is a large spread of swine flu, and this is not true – the truth is that this (H1N1) influenza has become a seasonal flu and its treatment is available.” Al-Sayeh said, confirming the availability of polio vaccinations, and saying that the rest of the vaccinations had been approved by the government, and the medical supply apparatus will provide them in coordination with the Central Bank of Libya.

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