site.btaUPDATED Bulgaria Confirms Third Monkeypox Case
A third case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Bulgaria, Chief State Health Inspector Angel Kunchev told journalists here on Monday. The infected person is a 29-year-old male, who has been in contact with one of the first two confirmed cases.
The National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases later said that the patient is in a good general condition and has been transferred to the Military Medical Academy in Sofia.
The first two cases of the virus in Bulgaria were registered on June 23. The two infected, men aged 41 and 44, were hospitalized.
Kunchev said that one of them has already been discharged from hospital.
"All doctors have been warned about the course of the disease and what the necessary measures are. The disease is difficult to transmit, and we rule out person-to-person transmission outside the narrow circle of people around the infected," Kunchev added.