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South Africa confirms first monkeypox case, not linked to travel

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North Carolina has become the 23rd state to have a positive case of monkeypox. Since May, 156 cases have been identified in the United States. The virus is a rare, but potentially serious illness that typically involves flu-like symptoms. The North Carolina patient is currently isolating at home.
2 months ago·Johannesburg, South Africa

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South Africa confirms first monkeypox case, not linked to travel

South Africa's Health Minister Joe Phaahla said on Thursday that he had been notified by the country's laboratory services that they had confirmed the first monkeypox case in South Africa.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Associated Press News

US boosts monkeypox testing, 142 cases confirmed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox tests to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnoses for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S.

2 months ago·United States
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Hindustan Times

South Africa records first case of monkeypox

Initial symptoms of monkeypox typically include a high fever, swollen lymph nodes and a blistery, chickenpox-like rash.

2 months ago·New Delhi, India
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Channel News Asia

Taiwan confirms first imported case of monkeypox

TAIPEI: Taiwan's government on Friday (Jun 24) confirmed its first imported case of monkeypox, a man in his 20s who had studied in Germany from January until June this year when he returned to the island.

2 months ago·Singapore
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Gulf News

South Africa confirms first monkeypox case, not linked to travel

The patient was a 30-year-old male from Johannesburg who had no travel history

2 months ago·Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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allAfrica

South Africa: Contact Tracing Under Way for First Monkeypox Case Confirmed in SA

Analysis - The National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed that contact tracing is being carried out for the first case of monkeypox identified in South Africa. The disease is considered mild and tends to move slowly within a population. Large-scale vaccination is not currently viewed as necessary.

2 months ago·South Africa
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