Sudan’s Ministry of Health on Sunday confirmed the presence of monkeypox in the country after a patient tested positive for the virus.
The patient is a 16-year-old student from West Darfur state, the country’s health ministry said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) last week declared the monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency.
There are more than 21,000 cases worldwide so far, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The disease usually manifests with fever, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, and rashes on the hands and face, like chicken pox.