The Ministry of Health reported Thursday the first monkeypox case in Jordan. The patient is a 30-year-old citizen who traveled to several European countries and returned to Jordan on August 20, 2022.
The ministry added, in a statement, that the symptoms began to appear on the individual on August 25, 2022, with a high temperature, sore throat, muscle pain with enlarged lymph nodes, and he was treated on the basis of a sore throat, but after five days, skin blisters appeared and on 7/9/2022 a doctor who suspected that the case was monkeypox, so he took a samples that were tested (PCR) in one of the labs which was positive.
The ministry indicated that the patient is now in good health and in the stage of full recovery and isolated at his home. The case is now being investigated and close contacts are counted to be followed up accordingly.
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