Monkeypox virus outbreak Australia: Any case recorded in Australia yet?

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According to the NSW in Australia, two cases of the monkeypox virus have been confirmed, one in New South Wales and one in Victoria.

A man in his forties from New South Wales suffered a slight illness several days after returning from Europe. According to NSW Health, he and a household contact are isolating themselves at home.

Dr Kerry Chant, the state’s top health officer, stated that a preliminary test was positive and that further testing verified the case. The Victorian case was found in a returned traveller from the United Kingdom.


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The man, in his 30s, noticed mild symptoms before returning to Melbourne on May 16 and sought medical assistance promptly. “Testing proved that he had the virus, and he remains in isolation at the Alfred with mild symptoms,” according to the report released on Friday, May 2022.

Australia has joined a growing list of countries impacted by the unusual tropical illness, which includes Italy, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

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