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Monkeypox patient, 46, discharged from hospital on Sunday

file photo: illustration shows test tubes labelled "monkeypox virus positive and negative
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A 46-year-old man diagnosed earlier this month with monkeypox was discharged on Sunday afternoon and will continue to be confined at home.

The Health Minister’s communications advisor Constantinos Athanasiou told CNA that patient discharge can only be authorised by the personal doctor once the rash linked to Monkeypox has healed completely. He added that caution and a direct line of contact with the ministry’s doctor is recommended.

In the meantime, Athanasiou added that contact tracing had been completed, but the ministry’s efforts are ongoing to trace other contacts.

Meanwhile, two other people diagnosed with the disease are currently at the Eden Recovery Centre, while a third person is recovering at his home.

Regarding the vaccines, Athanasiou noted that Cyprus has already secured 1,260 doses and that instructions for the administration of the vaccine will be sent by the pharmaceutical services for its implementation.

So far three people have been vaccinated but there is a push for an increase in vaccinations.

Athanasiou added that there is growing interest among health professionals who wish to be vaccinated.

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