The 46-year-old man, who had no travel history, showed symptoms of monkeypox, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday.
The man had symptoms of the virus and underwent a molecular laboratory test at the microbiological laboratory of the Nicosia General Hospital where he tested positive.
He is hospitalized in a very good clinical condition in the specially designated area of the reference hospital (General Hospital of Nicosia) for monitoring and further evaluation of his health condition.
The Epidemiological Surveillance Unit has started tracing and informing the contacts of the man, according to the press release.
It is added that from the first moment the relevant protocols for the management of suspected and confirmed cases have been implemented.