The first patient with suspicious symptoms from Kicova refuses to be tested, say the Commission for Infectious Diseases.

The 43-year-old, after visiting Epidemiologists at home, refused to come to the Infectious Diseases Clinic.

The head of KSI Petličkovski said that the health authorities do not have the legal authority to force someone to be tested, but they say that it is in the interest of public health.

"It was suspected according to the clinical presentation and testing was offered.

At that moment, he did not accept the test and did not appear at the Infectious Disease Clinic.

The epidemiologist from Manastir has been twice to the place where this suspicious patient lives, they also talked to the family members, explaining that the testing is in everyone's interest.

There is nothing to hide, the earlier the result is obtained, he can be freed from suspicion if it is negative from Lia of the Monkeys, if it is positive, we will speed up the reaction of finding his contacts who are eventually at risk", said Aleksandar Petličkovski.

The test for the second suspected patient with "Monkey Pox" was negative, the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Skopje informs.

The patient with symptoms of skin marks and fever was an immigrant from Syria, who was found in the traffic accident that happened yesterday afternoon on the Gjevgjeli-Demir Kapi highway.

The Commission for Infectious Diseases says that there is no need to panic because Monkey Lea is not easily transmitted.

"I want to emphasize that this is not a new covid, there is no room for panic because we do not expect dramatic development or widespread spread of this disease.

Of the two cases, the second suspicious case from the Infectious Disease Clinic, which was hospitalized today, was tested and turned out to be negative", said Aleksandar Petličkovski.

Otherwise, the Commission for Infectious Diseases yesterday recommended the establishment of isolation/quarantine measures, specifically: isolation in home or hospital conditions of suspected cases of monkey pox until they are tested;

isolation of confirmed cases in home or hospital conditions until the end of the disease or its recovery, daily monitoring of epidemiological contacts of confirmed cases of monkeypox during the 21-day incubation period.