Egypt on Wednesday reported its first case of monkeypox virus.
The health ministry in a statement said the virus was detected in an Egyptian who has a residency in a European country and frequently visits the country.
“The 42-year-old man has been quarantined in a specialised isolation hospital and his condition was stable,” the statement partly read.
The statement added that the case was detected amid ordinary epidemiological monitoring procedures by the ministry.
It noted that preventive measures, approved by the World Health Organisation have been taken with the patient and the people in direct contact with him.
The statement did not reveal the name of the European country.