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Monkeypox virus: South Africa records the first case of monkeypox.

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Monkeypox virus: South Africa records the first case of monkeypox.
Pox virus, illustration. Pox viruses are oval shaped and have double-strand DNA. There are many types of Pox virus including Chickenpox, Monkeypox and Smallpox. Smallpox was eradicated in the 1970’s. Infection occurs because of contact with contaminated animals or people and results in a rash or small bumps on the skin.

South Africa on Thursday reported its first case of monkeypox. 

“The patient is a 30-year-old male from Johannesburg who has no travel history, meaning that this cannot be attributed to having been acquired outside South Africa,” Health Minister Joe Phaahla told a news conference.

“Working with the relevant health authorities, a process of contact tracing has begun.” 

The World Health Organization said last week that Europe remained the epicentre of the global monkeypox outbreak.

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