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Morocco Reports 1st Case of Monkeypox

Morocco Reports 1st Case of Monkeypox

Thursday, 2 June, 2022 - 15:00
Test tubes labelled "Monkeypox virus positive and negative" are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Morocco reported on Thursday its first case of monkeypox, in a traveler coming from Europe, state TV said on Twitter, citing the health ministry.

The patient is in a stable condition, it said.

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization said it had received reports of more than 550 confirmed cases of the viral disease from 30 countries outside of Africa since the first report in early May.

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