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