Test kits to detect the monkeypox virus have arrived in Kuwait and medicines that treat this disease are available.
28 June 2022, 12:00 AM
31 July 2022, 12:00 AM
Test kits to detect the monkeypox virus have arrived in Kuwait, and they include a PCR test done on a sample of the nose, reports Al- Jarida daily.
The sources told the daily, that the Ministry of Health requested a preventive vaccination against the disease and is waiting for its arrival, explaining that it will be given only in severe cases and those in contact only. It will not be mandatory for everyone as was the case with Covid-19.
The sourced stressed that the medicines that treat this disease are available; pointing out that the ministry has already prepared isolation rooms in a hospital, in case any infections are detected.
Health Ministry is fully prepared to deal should any emergency arise regarding monkeypox, pointing out that the ministry is still monitoring the situation and takes all measures to prevent the spread of the disease in Kuwait, while at the same time reiterating that the country is free of any such cases — infections or otherwise.