The IJZ is checking whether the patient from Kicevo has monkeypox

Dr. Aleksandar Petlichkovski
Dr. Aleksandar Petlichkovski / Photo: MIA

A sample for testing of a suspected case of monkeypox should arrive at the Public Health Institute during the day. The patient is from Kichevo, in good health and there is no need for hospitalization, said the president of the Commission for Infectious Diseases Aleksandar Petlichkovski.

"The patient has been located." He was contacted by the competent epidemiologist in Bitola and the initial epidemiological survey was completed. We have tests available and the IJZ should have an answer as to whether it is monkey pox," Petlichkovski told Sitel television.

The patient from Kicevo got a rash on his body a few days ago, which is one of the symptoms of monkeypox.

The president of the KZB added that initial laboratory analyzes have been done, and the Commission will hold a meeting this afternoon on the situation with monkeypox.

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