Jordan reports 1st monkeypox case

Jordan’s Health Ministry on Thursday confirmed the first monkeypox case in the kingdom, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

The patient was a Jordanian national in his 30s who had recently travelled to several European countries and returned to Jordan on Aug. 20, according to the ministry.

The patient, who is currently in good condition and recovering at his house in isolation, began to develop symptoms on Aug. 25, including 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. ■

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