Romania recorded two new cases of monkeypox in the past 24 hours, the country’s health ministry said.
CHISINAU (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – July 16, 2022) Romania has recorded two new cases of monkeypox in the past 24 hours, the country’s health ministry has announced.
The first monkeypox patient was diagnosed in Romania on June 13.
“Two new cases of monkeypox have been detected in Romania. They are two men aged 30 and 32. Both remain in isolation in hospital,” the ministry said in a statement.
Romania has 18 confirmed cases of monkeypox on Saturday.
Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that is usually transmitted to humans from wild animals and is endemic in some African countries.
Monkeypox can be transmitted through bodily fluids, respiratory droplets, and other contaminated materials. The disease usually results in fever, rashes and swollen lymph nodes.
The UK was the first European country to publicly report a case of monkeypox on May 7, in a patient who recently traveled from Nigeria. The World Health Organization said on Tuesday the number of people diagnosed with monkeypox had reached 9,200, with infection detected in 63 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United States.