Colombo: Sri Lanka, a nation which was hit by economic crisis in recent times, has reported its first Monkeypox virus infection case, media reports said on Friday.
The country’s health ministry said a 20-year-old person, who arrived from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), had been detected as having the virus, reports Daily Excelsior.
The youth returned to Sri Lanka on Nov 1.
He is presently admitted at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) on the outskirts of the capital Colombo, UNI reported.
The ministry said it would continue to monitor the arrival of tourists and local citizens from overseas and would step up efforts to detect any possible infected cases.