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New monkeypox case detected, 18-year-old with no travel history

file photo: illustration shows mock up vials labeled "monkeypox vaccine" and medical syringe

An 18-year-old man without a travel history has tested positive for monkeypox, the fifth case seen in Cyprus so far, the health ministry said on Friday.

The patient is being treated at the Nicosia general hospital, the ministry said. His condition is said to be good. Contact tracing will be carried out.

A 46-year-old man diagnosed earlier this month with monkeypox was discharged on Sunday and will continue to be confined at home.

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

Regarding the vaccines, Cyprus has already secured 1,260 doses.

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

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