Health officials in Ireland have confirmed that the first case of monkeypox was found.
The infection was first reported in the eastern part of the country Friday night. However, the patient was not taken to hospital.
Another suspected monpox case has been investigated. Test results are still awaiting, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE).
A public health risk assessment was done and all those who were in contact with the person have been advised what to do if they fall ill.
After infections in many European countries and the UK, the HSE stated that the confirmed case in Ireland was not surprising.
According to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the number of cases in England has increased to 101 since 7 May, compared with 106 for the UK.
Three confirmed cases have been reported in Scotland and one in Wales.
On Thursday , the first cases of monkeypox in Wales & Northern Ireland were reported. Two additional cases were confirmed by Scotland.
Despite an increase in cases, the UKHSA stated that the risk to the UK’s population “remains low” because the virus doesn’t spread easily.
Gay and bisexual men are being encouraged to be aware that symptoms can occur as the health agency stated that “the majority” of cases have been identified in this group.
The Health Protection Teams have been tracking contacts of those with confirmed cases and are now advising people at greatest risk to stay at home for as long as 21 days.