“I have been informed that two more cases were detected. At the moment, the National Public Health Centre is preparing more detailed information and will provide it in coming hours,” the minister said at a press conference.

According to the minister, people should not be worried but should take into consideration that 70% of global cases are in Europe. Therefore, doctors have been advised how to prepare and what to do in case they detect monkeypox.

Dulkys added that the problem in the EU is the lack of vaccines and antiviral drugs, whereas Lithuania expects to receive vaccines at the end of August.

According to the minister, when a person is diagnosed, it is crucial to identify all the contacts in the shortest time possible, to inform the individuals and to monitor them for 21 days for any symptoms.

As reported, 3 monkeypox cases were known in Lithuania before Thursday but now the total number of cases rose to 5.

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