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Variole du singe : des échantillons de cas suspects au Liban envoyés en France

Monkey pox: samples from suspected cases in Lebanon sent to France

The Lebanese Ministry of Health said, on Tuesday, that it had sent to France samples of suspected cases of monkeypox, a virus endemic in West Africa that has been reported in several countries around the world, and Lebanon has not yet confirmed any cases of monkeypox. on its territory.

“It has been notified of suspected cases of monkeypox,” the ministry said in a statement, and confirmed the “follow-up” of these cases. “Samples have been sent to a laboratory in France,” the text continues, noting that “follow-up is also underway with contact cases.” The ministry added that it provided residents with a phone number 1787 for any additional information.

Cases of monkeypox have been recorded in many countries since the beginning of May, particularly in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada or even Portugal, France and Sweden. Its symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and fatigue. The rashes can occur, often on the face, and spread to other parts of the body including the genitals, before they go through various stages, crusting and flaking. There is no cure for monkeypox, which is spread by contact with an infected person or their body fluids, including saliva. This viral infection heals itself.

The Lebanese Ministry of Health said, on Tuesday, that it had sent samples from suspected cases of monkeypox, a virus endemic in West Africa, which has been reported in several countries around the world, to France. Lebanon has not yet confirmed any cases of monkeypox on its soil, and the ministry said in a statement, “After being notified of suspected cases …

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