Libya is free of monkeypox, NCDC says

Libya is free of monkeypox, NCDC says

July 13, 2022 - 12:56
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that no cases of monkeypox have been recorded in the country so far.

"The community health laboratory had received four suspected monkeypox cases from different regions.. after conducting the necessary analyzes, it was found that the results were all negative," The centre stated on Tuesday.

In the event of symptoms, the centre advised citizens to reach out to the nearest health center and take the required tests, confirming that all centres have been informed to stay alert for any suspected cases and to deal with the disease within an integrated preventive plan.

Meanwhile, Libya's Covid-19 tally increased during the past few days as the NCDC records showed the numbers growing at twice those registered last week.

They urged citizens who did not vaccinate against Covid-19 to immediately take their shots and complete all doses, recalling the need to adhere to precautionary measures, wear masks, and stay away from crowded places as much as possible.