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Another case of monkeypox has been reported this being the fourth case in South Africa

Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced that South Africa has recorded another case of monkeypox making it the fourth case to be reported and confirmed.

Joe Phaahla said, " we would like to announce that the fourth case of monkeypox has been identified through laboratory testing in a 28-year-old male from the Western Cape."

The patient is said to have a history of travel to Spain and returned to South Africa in the second week of August. A polymerase chain reaction test was performed in a private laboratory and the samples were submitted to the national institute for communication diseases (NICD) for sequence analysis.

Phaahla assured that public health measures to prevent the spread of the infection have been instituted.

The fourth case is followed by 3 cases that were reported from Gauteng, Western Cape, and Limpopo province by males aged 30, 32, and 42 years. Who has since completed the self-isolation without reporting any further symptoms or health complications.

More details on the government response to monkeypox will be provided on Friday, 19 August.


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