UAE reports three more monkeypox cases
United Arab Emirates recorded three more cases of monkeypox, the health ministry said on Monday, nearly a week after announcing the Gulf state's first case of the virus, with some experts reminding authorities of the early missteps of the COVID-19 pandemic that delayed the detection of cases, helping the virus spread.
The ministry did not reveal any details about the individuals infected. The first case was a 29-year-old woman visiting the country from West Africa.
Disease experts called on WHO, governments for more action on monkeypox virus with prominent infectious disease experts pushing for faster action from global health authorities to contain the growing monkeypox outbreak, that has spread to at least 20 countries.
They are arguing that governments and the World Health Organization should not repeat the early missteps of the COVID-19 pandemic that delayed the detection of cases, helping the virus spread.
Observers hold that tourism interactions UAE and Israel may have instigated the new partners share a similar trend on monkeypox. These groups specifically refer to Tel Aviv's effort to boost LGBT tendencies in the Emirati society.
Israeli former culture minister has once openly referred to the move as prerogative for political privileges'.
Queer groups are known for the highest rate of inflictions with monkeypox.
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