| 17 April 2024, Wednesday |

Saudi Arabia Detects First Monkeypox Case

Saudi Arabia detected its first monkeypox case in the capital Riyadh for a person arriving from abroad, state news agency (SPA) reported on Thursday, citing a health ministry statement.


The infected person is under medical observation and receiving care in line with the approved healthcare procedures, the ministry said.


Those in contact with the individual have been isolated and have not shown any symptoms, it added.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat