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Monkeypox under MoH microscope

The Ministry of Health (MoH) is closely monitoring overseas Monkeypox reports to ensure the Sultanate is able to identify cases, conduct laboratory tests and secure medication if necessary, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) at the MoH Dr Hajah Anie Haryani binti Haji Abdul Rahman announced at the daily press conference yesterday.

Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease caused by a specific virus among animals that can be transmitted to humans, she said, adding that “it is also transmissible by consuming the meat of monkeypox-infected animals”.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin