On Monday, the Ministry of Public Health confirmed to the National News Agency (NNA) that the first case of Monkeypox arrived in Lebanon.
“The case is a foreigner, and she is currently following home isolation, and her condition is stable from a medical point of view,” the ministry announced on Twitter.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), symptoms of Monkeypox include a rash and blisters that may spread to parts of the body, headaches, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and body aches.
The virus is contracted when an individual makes direct contact with an infected person through skin lesions and respiratory droplets.
The transmission of Monkeypox is relatively low and, according to the WHO, the fatality of the virus ranges between 3-6%.