The Philippines has reported its first case of the monkeypox virus, detected in a citizen who returned from abroad earlier this month, a health ministry official said.
The death in India is also the first in Asia. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global health emergency on July 23.
Most monkeypox patients experience only fever, body aches, chills and fatigue. People with more serious illness may develop a rash and lesions on the face and hands that can spread to other parts of the body.
The ministry said the patient was returning from abroad when his symptoms were suspected and diagnosed, BNA added.
California had the most confirmed cases among US states so far, with 4,656 cases, followed by New York with 3,755 and Florida with 2,398, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the CDC data.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the UN health agency was not recommending mass vaccination against the virus, and added that no deaths had been reported so far from the outbreaks.
Around 30 countries where monkeypox is not endemic have reported outbreaks of the viral disease as confirmed cases reached 1,200, most of them in Europe.
Keeping this in mind UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued fresh COVID-19 and monkeypox guidelines for all who wish to travel abroad in the coming months.
Monkeypox is a rare disease that is related to but less severe than smallpox, causing a rash that spreads, fever, chills, and aches, among other symptoms.