Turkiye has registered its first case of monkeypox, Report informs, citing the Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

According to the minister, the infected is a 37-year-old man with immune problems. He noted that the disease is not transmitted through the respiratory tract, but through close physical contact.

The monkeypox outbreak that started in Europe at the beginning of May has now spread across the world and infected over 3,000 people.