• The guidelines of the Ministry of Health recommend that contact persons be monitored daily for symptoms for a period of 21 days from the last contact with a patient or contaminated material during the infectious period.

  • Suspected cases of smallpox include a person of all ages with a history of travel to affected countries in the past 21 days and presentation of unexplained acute rash and one or more symptoms, including swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache and profound weakness.

  • A case of monkeypox has been confirmed in a laboratory by detecting unique sequences of viral DNA by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and / or sequencing, similar to the COVID-19 test. There is no treatment protocol or medication specific for monkeypox and the patient should be managed based on the symptoms that occur.