Monkeypox Has Reportedly Reached Lebanon With Two Cases Exposed So Far

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Monkeypox belongs to the same family of viruses that cause smallpox but with milder symptoms. Most patients suffer from fever, body aches, chills, and fatigue.

People with a more severe level of the disease may develop a rash and blisters on the face and hands that can spread to other parts of the body.

Experts believe the current outbreak of monkeypox in the world is spread through direct contact with the skin of a person with an active rash.

In Lebanon, the Specialist in family medicine and diseases, Dr. Muhammad Fahmy Kharoub, revealed today that monkeypox had arrived in Lebanon.

He stated that one of the patients had contacted him with signs of the disease and that there is a second case of monkeypox in southern Lebanon after it arrived from Africa.

He added that the problem is not the presence of a case, but rather the Minister of Health in the caretaker government, Dr. Firas Al-Abyad, who is the commander of the “White Army.”

He criticized his performance as a minister and his medical team, claiming, “He has no vision and no plan to deal with cases and take the necessary precautionary measures, and he ignores everything related to the health sector, noting that this disease has no vaccine or cure, and therefore precautionary measures must be the spearhead in combating it.”

Regarding the medical treatment of the disease, Dr. Kharoub explained that they are only giving symptom reducers and recommending isolation.

On the other hand, he reassured that the death rate from the disease is 1%, and the transmission rate is much lower than that of Corona.

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