Monkeypox patient will end isolation next week

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AMMAN — Adviser to the Prime Minister for Health Affairs Adel Al-Balbisi said that the first monkeypox case recorded in Jordan will end their isolation period next week, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

Jordan had announced the first case of monkeypox on September 8. Authorities said the patient was a man in his 30s, who traveled to several European countries and returned to the Kingdom on August 20, 2022.

Balbisi said that Jordan “has not recorded any other case so far”. He said health authorities probed those who were in contact with the patient, but they did not show any sign of infection.

“The patient is in good health, and during next week, he will end the isolation period and be completely cured of the virus,” he said.

Balbisi said a monkeypox patient should isolate for three to four weeks, or until the blisters heal and disappear. The infection period for the disease ranges from 5 to 21 days, and on average it ranges between 6 to 13 days, according to Balbisi.

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