Morocco announced on Thursday the registration of the first positive case of monkey pox, known as Monkeypox. In this sense, Mustapha Baitas, government spokesman, indicated that ” the Ministry of Health and Social Protection is monitoring the confirmed case of Monkeypox, adopting all the treatments and health protocols required in these cases“.
During the press briefing held this Thursday, June 2 at the end of the Government Council, the government spokesperson indicated that ” the activation of the monitoring process for the Monkeypox virus continues as seriously as possible, especially, he said, the more that we are in the middle of the tourist season, a period characterized by a very important movement of people“.
The Minister thus explained that “ cases that have been in contact with the person infected with monkeypox are subject to isolation for a period of 15 days” noting that “the treatment adopted leads, in most cases, to satisfactory results“.
Note that the Ministry of Health and Social Protection announced this Thursday, June 2, the census of a first confirmed case of monkeypox in Morocco, before specifying that it is ” of a case from a European country, detected under the protocol established by our country since the launch of the global health alert“.
Thus, the department of Khalid Ait Taleb assured in a press release that the state of health of the infected patient is “ stable and not cause for concern and is currently under medical supervision in accordance with the health measures adopted in this regard.
As soon as the laboratory test results were confirmed, the national and regional public health emergency operations centers launched an investigation to list all contact cases, in order to monitor them and take preventive measures to prevent the spread of the virus. , underlined the Ministry of Health.
These contact cases have not shown any symptoms so far, says the same source, noting on the other hand that the World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified about the State of origin. of the recorded case.