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1st Case of Monkeypox recorded In South Africa, Patient Did Not Travel Abroad

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Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phahla recently reported that the first case of monkeypox has been detected in South Africa.

During a media briefing on the updated Covid19 regulations, Phahla stated that a 30-year-old man from Johannesburg, Gauteng was diagnosed with the disease. The man indicated to officials that he had not recently travelled abroad.

Monkeypox
Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a disease that presents itself with flu-like symptoms and causes skin lesions. The disease is endemic in parts of Africa. The disease is normally spread through very close contact.

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Monkeypox has been spreading in many Western countries such as the United States of America and the United Kingdom, reports News24.

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