EODY: Three confirmed cases of smallpox in monkeys

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Three imported cases of smallpox of monkeys (monkeypox) have been laboratory confirmed to date in our country, according to the weekly update of cases of smallpox in monkeys by ΕΟΔΥ.

The laboratory test of an additional patient with a recent travel history is also expected to be completed, for which the initial sample test for non-variola orthopox virus species (including the monkeypox virus) was positive. “Reports about the smallpox case of monkeys on an island in the Cyclades are not correct”, stresses EODY.

The risk of the disease remains low for the general population and all necessary measures have been taken to limit the spread of the disease, notes EODY.

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