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PHOTOS || Another Case Of Monkey Pox Confirmed In South Africa, See What The Virus Looks Like

OpinionJust few days ago, the whole South Africa was shaken after the discovery of the first case of Monkey Pox in the country. Now reports of a second case of monkeypox has left Mzansi in stitches. But still some people still don't know what it looks like or it's symptoms. See images below.

This was confirmed by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NICD) on Tuesday. This comes after the agency confirmed the first case in Gauteng just last Thursday. It was found in a 30-year-old Gauteng man with no recent travel history. The latest case is also a man from the Western Cape.

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, confirmed reports of a second case of monkeypox by laboratory tests at the NICD on Tuesday, June 28th, 2022. This case involves a 32-year-old man living in the province. Western Cape.

He reported no recent travel history. Contact tracing has begun to identify all other cases of monkeypox in South Africa. The isolation of confirmed cases allows transmission to be prevented and the cycle of transmission to be broken. It is currently unknown whether the first and second cases are related.

Since May, monkeypox has been reported in more than 4,000 people in several European countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates. This is the first outbreak of monkeypox in many countries and is already the largest outbreak of monkeypox on record.

human-to-human transmission involves close contact with an infected person or material infected by an infected person. Although data suggest that people with multiple sexual partners are at increased risk of contracting monkeypox, anyone can catch the virus if they have close contact with an infected person. The virus is not highly contagious and close physical contact is necessary for transmission.

The NICD says monkeypox is "rarely fatal" and the disease can be cured in two to four weeks, adding that most cases do not require hospital treatment. Infection prevention depends on isolating cases until full recovery. The risk to the general population is considered low given the low transmission of the virus.

Source: EWN

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