Taiwan confirms first imported case of monkeypox

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Check tube labelled “Monkeypox virus constructive” is seen on this illustration taken Might 22, 2022. — Reuters/File
  • Man, 20, develops signs together with a fever, sore throat, and rash.
  • Taiwan’s Centres for Illness Management say man is being handled in isolation ward.
  • His shut contacts are displaying no signs, says assertion. 

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s authorities on Friday confirmed its first imported case of monkeypox in a person in his 20s who had studied in Germany from January till June this 12 months when he returned to the island.

Taiwan’s Centres for Illness Management stated the person flew again to Taiwan on June 16 and returned residence for obligatory COVID-19 quarantine for all arrivals.

On June 20, he developed signs together with a fever, sore throat and a rash and sought medical consideration, the place he was examined and confirmed to have monkeypox, it added in an announcement.

He’s now being handled in an isolation ward and his shut contacts are displaying no signs, it stated.

Within the Asia Pacific, Singapore, South Korea and Australia have additionally all reported circumstances.

Greater than 40 nations the place monkeypox isn’t endemic have reported outbreaks of the viral illness as confirmed circumstances exceed 3,000.

Monkeypox, which spreads via shut contact and was first present in monkeys, principally happens within the west and central Africa and solely very often spreads elsewhere.

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