The Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination on Tuesday has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the country, Geo news has reported.

The infected person was deported from Saudi Arabia and arrived in Pakistan on April 17 with symptoms of monkeypox, said health ministry authorities while speaking to Geo News.

The individual’s samples were subsequently forwarded to the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, where the facility had previously confirmed that he was a carrier of the contagious virus.



Following the discovery of the virus, airports all around the nation have been placed on high alert, with the ministry sending samples from suspicious cases to the NIH.
Monkeypox is a viral disease brought on by the monkeypox virus, a germ from the orthopox virus genus.

Humans can contract the monkey pox virus through coming into personal contact with an infected person, contaminated objects or infected animals.