Tanzania issues monkeypox alert after an outbreak in Europe

Tanzanian health authorities have issued a warning about a monkeypox outbreak in some European countries. The Deputy Minister of Health, Godwin Mollel, said in a statement that the public should take precautions against monkeypox and other infectious diseases, according to reports.

"At the moment, there are no reported monkeypox patients in Tanzania," said Mollel, who advised the public to avoid touching or eating sick animals or carcasses, as well as touching anything used by a sick animal. Meanwhiile, The country's Ministry of Health reported another 25 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed monkeypox cases in Spain to 84.  As per reportys, those infected are all experiencing "mild symptoms" and are currently being isolated in their homes in accordance with established protocols. 

The majority of cases have been reported in the Madrid region, but additional cases have been confirmed in the Canary Islands, the Basque Region, and Andalusia.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it expects more infectious cases of the viral zoonotic disease monkeypox after 20 countries reported cases. 

Monkeypox symptoms include fever, headaches, swelling, back pain, aching muscles, and fatigue.  Rashes and lesions on the face and hands of people suffering from a more serious illness may spread to other parts of the body.

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