On Monday, Morocco’s Ministry of Health confirmed the discovery of three suspected monkeypox virus cases.
The suspected cases, who are being treated and monitored, are in good health, according to the ministry.
The three people have received medical tests, according to the ministry, and the findings are awaiting.
Monkeypox cases have been confirmed or reported in over 12 countries.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Sunday that 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases had been confirmed in roughly 12 countries.
Monkeypox outbreaks have been confirmed in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The situation is “developing,” according to WHO, which expects additional cases to be discovered.
Monkeypox was originally discovered in the 1950s and is considered a rare disease by experts.
Human cases were first reported in the 1980s. Contact with wild and dead animals was the most common way to catch the virus.
Fever, severe headache, back pain, low energy, swollen lymph nodes, and a skin rash or lesions are all signs of monkeypox.
Symptoms can last anywhere from two to a month. According to the WHO, the symptoms “may go away on their own without therapy.”
While the symptoms of the virus can go away on their own, “in some individuals, they can lead to severe consequences and even death,” according to WHO.
Newborns, children, and people with weak immune systems can be at risk of “more serious symptoms and death from monkeypox.”