Taiwan reports 5th monkeypox case


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The Taiwan CDC reported that the fifth confirmed case of monkeypox in the country is a man in his 30s in the north with a history of foreign travel from January to February this year (2023).


He developed blisters, rashes, sore throat, joint pain, and symptoms such as body aches and pains, which, after being evaluated by a doctor, were tested and reported. On February 15, he was diagnosed as positive and considered an imported case.

He is currently being treated in isolation at the hospital; A total of 39 related contacts were recorded through the epidemiological investigation, and health education was carried out.

As of today, a total of 45 suspected cases have been reported, 5 have been confirmed as imported (1 in Germany, 3 in the US and 1 in Austria), and the remaining 40 have been ruled out.

Officials remind overseas travelers to notify airline and airport quarantine personnel if you have a fever, skin lesions such as rash, blisters, blisters, blisters, and other suspected symptoms upon return to the country.

The CDC has purchased and designated antivirals and monkeypox vaccines for use by eligible persons.

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