October 4, 2022
Ministry of Health is drafting measures for monkeypox cases

On Tuesday, health ministry officials held a meeting on possible treatment methods. Monkeypox Since Cyprus emphasized that it is preparing in line with the guidelines of the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), it is here to develop an outbreak and plan to counter the potential outbreak of monkeypox.

At the same time, the Ministry of Health will send instructions to doctors and hospitals to deal with possible cases of monkeypox by the end of the day on Tuesday.

“Countries need to update their contact tracing mechanisms, diagnostic capabilities, and confirm the availability of smallpox vaccines, antivirals, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals.” ECDC stated in the latest MPX risk assessmentWill be published on Monday.

A spokesman for Konstantinos Athanasiou of the Ministry of Health said that Cyprus currently does not have a smallpox vaccine, but countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands can meet the demands of EU countries if needed. However, there are two antiviral treatments on the island for very serious cases.

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