On Friday, June 10, the first case of monkeypox infection was confirmed in Poland. The patient is in a medical institution in isolation, said Polish Minister of Health Adam Nedzielski.
“We had about 10 suspected cases of monkeypox, samples are being examined. June 10 is the day we have our first case,” the minister said.
However, the head of the Ministry of Health did not provide any details about the patient and the region in which he is located.
Monkeypox is a rare viral disease. It is commonly found in western and central Africa. Cases of monkeypox infection have recently been reported in Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, the UK, Austria, Sweden, and other countries.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization assesses the risk of the disease spreading as moderate.