Taiwan confirms first imported case of monkeypox, Latest World News
TAIPEI (REUTERS) – Taiwan’s authorities on Friday (June 24) confirmed its first imported case of monkeypox – 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 Disease Control stated the person flew again to Taiwan on June 16 and returned dwelling 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 a press release.
He is now being handled in an isolation ward and his shut contacts are exhibiting no signs, it stated.
In the Asia-Pacific, Singapore, South Korea and Australia have additionally all reported circumstances.
More 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 by way of shut contact and was first present in monkeys, largely happens in west and central Africa and solely very often spreads elsewhere.
Taiwan confirms first imported case of monkeypox, Latest World News.
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