Lebanon confirms first monkeypox case

June 21, 2022  12:39

Lebanon announced on Monday its first case of monkeypox, the state news agency NNA reported, quoting the health ministry, Reuters reported.

The patient had come from abroad and is currently quarantining at home, NNA quoted a ministry statement as saying.

Lebanon is the last country in the Middle East where a case of a monkeypox was reported.

Israel and the United Arab Emirates had announced the first cases of this disease in May.

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