Health authorities in Sudan revealed that the first case of the monkeypox virus was discovered in the country, and that 38 suspect cases are currently under watch as well.
The Sudanese health authorities announced Sunday that the first case of monkeypox infection was discovered in West Darfur.
The Ministry of Health in Sudan reported that the case belonged to a 16 year old student who had been verified to have been infected after testing.
A professional at the centre for disease control said that active investigations are underway to determine the source of the infection.
Monkeypox is a contagious infection that usually resides in areas in Central and West Africa, and spreads mostly through direct contact.
Due to direct contact being needed for it to spread, the disease could therefore be contained simply by isolating the infected person.