Ministry of Health publishes information on viral monkeypox disease and provides contact numbers
Cyprus is not among the countries that have reported outbreaks of the monkeypox viral disease, but the Ministry of Health nevertheless warned that caution should prevail.
In an announcement on Tuesday, the ministry also said more than 30 countries where monkeypox is not endemic have reported outbreaks, according to the World Health Organization.
And that confirmed cases so far are approaching 1,500, most of them in Europe.
Here is the list of non-endemic countries in EUROPE that have so far reported suspected or confirmed cases:
* AUSTRIA confirmed its first case on May 22.
* BELGIUM detected its first two cases on May 20 and a total of 24 by June 8.
* THE CZECH REPUBLIC detected its first case on May 24, reaching a total of six by June 2.
* DENMARK confirmed its first case on May 23 and a total of three by June 3.
* FINLAND, which reported the first case on May 27, had confirmed three by June 8.
* FRANCE had confirmed 91 cases as of June 9.
* GERMANY reported its first case on May 20 and a total of 165 by June 10.
* GIBRALTAR confirmed its first case on June 1.
* GREECE detected its first case on June 8 and confirmed a second on June 12.
* HUNGARY confirmed its first case on May 31 and reached a total of three by June 10.
* ICELAND diagnosed two cases on June 8 during initial testing, pending confirmation from foreign tests. The local health authority expects the primary diagnosis to be correct.
* IRELAND had confirmed nine cases as of June 8, with the first on May 28.
* ITALY had detected 29 cases as of June 9, since its first on May 19.
* LATVIA confirmed its first case on June 3, a second on June 8.
* MALTA reported one case on June 2.
* The NETHERLANDS, which reported its first case on May 20, had confirmed 60 by June 9.
* NORWAY reported its first case on May 31.
* POLAND reported the first case on June 10.
* PORTUGAL confirmed 18 new cases on June 9, bringing its total to 209.
* SLOVENIA has reported a total of six cases since its first on May 24.
* SPAIN had confirmed 275 cases as of June 10.
* SWEDEN confirmed its first case on May 19 and a total of six by June 8.
* SWITZERLAND had confirmed a total of 14 cases as of June 10, with the first on May 21.
* The UK had 470 confirmed cases as of June 9, including 452 in England, 12 in Scotland, two in Northern Ireland and four in Wales.
Additionally, the ministry said that for more details on the disease and how it can be contained and managed, go to: https://bit.ly/3OcXOBG
Contact telephones: 22605678, 22605456 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
For the follow-up of requests, contact 22421600 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Electronic correspondence: [email protected]