Jordan reports 1st monkeypox case

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Amman, Sep 9 (IANS) Jordan’s Health Ministry has confirmed the first monkeypox case in the kingdom.

The patient was a Jordanian citizen in his 30s who had recently traveled to several European countries and returned to Jordan on August 20, Xinhua news agency reported, the state-run Petra news agency.

The patient, who is currently in good condition and recovering at his home in isolation, started to develop symptoms on August 25, including a fever, sore throat, muscle soreness and swollen lymph nodes, it added.

The ministry said it was tracking down people who had contact with the patient to inquire about their health conditions.

–IANS

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