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Second Case of Monkeypox Recorded in South Africa, See From Which Province

Another case of Monkeypox have been reported in South Africa.

Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla called for vigilance as the second patient had no travel history. He is from Cape Town. This means that that disease is already in the country.

The First case was identified on June 22 and was a 30-year old man from Johannesburg.

"Phaahla urged the public to observe good hygiene practices, and other preventative measures, which proved effective against Covid-19, to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Monkeypox is a viral disease that causes flu-like symptoms and skin lesions. It is endemic in parts of Africa, but not South Africa.

Health authorities say contact tracing is under way.

South Africans have reacted negatively to the news and said that the disease is allegedly man made.

"Covid started like this and they didn’t bother to prevent some movements so we’ll see what’s gonna happen," wrote Rob.

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