Monkeypox Outbreak: State Details
Monkeypox virus disease outbreak in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia: case counts, deaths, and statistics
Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal.
How do people in Al-Qassim get monkeypox?
Monkeypox is primarily spread through contact with the blood, bodily fluids, or skin of infected animals, such as rodents or primates. It can also be spread through close contact with an infected person. This can include contact with an infected person's skin, especially if the person is experiencing a rash, or contact with an infected person's respiratory secretions, such as saliva, mucus, or semen. In addition, monkeypox can be spread through contact with objects that have been contaminated with the virus, such as bedding or clothing.
Monkeypox is not as contagious as smallpox and is not as easily spread from person to person. However, the risk of infection is increased among people who live in or have recently traveled to areas where monkeypox is known to occur and among people who have had close contact with an infected person or animal.
It's also important to note that people who have been vaccinated against smallpox are at a lower risk of getting monkey pox.
This page shows data for the monkeypox disease outbreak currently taking place in Saudi Arabia. This outbreak is part of the larger outbreak taking place in Asia, specifically in Western Asia.
This page shows data for the monkeypox cases currently detected in Al-Qassim, located in Saudi Arabia. This outbreak is part of the larger outbreak taking place in Asia, specifically in Western Asia.
At present, we do not have data specific to Al-Qassim monkeypox cases or deaths. However, we do have Saudi Arabia-level data, which is presented below.
Saudi Arabia-level data
Based on the most recent reports available from the government in Riyadh, health authorities in Saudi Arabia have reported 1 new monkeypox case and 0 new monkeypox deaths. The people of Saudi Arabia have experienced 8 total monkeypox cases since the start of the outbreak.
You can use the charts on this page to explore the spread of Monkeypox in Saudi Arabia. Lastly, you can see how the Saudi Arabia Monkeypox situation compares with the situation globally on the MonkeypoxTracker homepage.
Saudi Arabia: Total Monkeypox Cases
Saudi Arabia: Monkeypox Cases per Million
Saudi Arabia: Monkeypox Deaths
Source: OurWorldInData. Last update: Wed May 31 2023