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First Monkeypox Case Confirmed In South Africa

First Monkeypox Case Confirmed In South Africa

South Africa on Thursday announced that it detected its first case of monkeypox. The disease has spread to several countries across the world.

The country’s health minister, Joe Phaahla, said the patient is a 30-year-old male from Johannesburg who has no travel history. He said:

I received a report from the National Health Laboratory Services CEO that they have confirmed through laboratory tests the first case of monkeypox in South Africa.

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.

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

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), monkeypox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus and can spread from animals to humans as well as among people. Said WHO:

Symptoms of monkeypox typically include a fever, intense headache, muscle aches, back pain, low energy, swollen lymph nodes and a skin rash or lesions.

The rash usually begins within one to three days of the start of a fever. Lesions can be flat or slightly raised, filled with clear or yellowish fluid, and can then crust, dry up and fall off.

The number of lesions on one person can range from a few to several thousand. The rash tends to be concentrated on the face, palms of the hands and soles of the feet. They can also be found on the mouth, genitals and eyes.

Symptoms typically last between 2 to 4 weeks and go away on their own without treatment.

If you think you have symptoms that could be monkeypox, seek advice from your health care provider.

Let them know if you have had close contact with someone who has suspected or confirmed monkeypox.

More: eNCA

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LAYLOW 1 day ago

Apa makazohadzirirwa yenyu chaiyo ma Africans

Asalif 1 day ago

Monkey pox iyi hadzisi mhezi here idzi this disease is most common in poor communities and those who live in conditions which are not fit for humans to stay

Mtshali 1 day ago

Another version yeMpunza 🤣🤣🤣

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 day ago

@ Mwenewazvo
what do you mean i 4got 2 sign off 🤔

Bryka 1 day ago

aiva ne Maronda Jobho achingokwenya

Tkt 1 day ago

@gogodera... Kwanzi the symptoms will go on their own in2-4wks meaning hapana yektamba, muchanzwa nekudyungwa dyungwa nhaka, kkkk isu tichingotonga naMweya Mutsvene.
Kana zvazoku remerai muchaziva kweku potera, 🙏




MuZimbo 1 day ago

woti hiv, corona, monkey pox, zanu, nzara kkkkkk mamalade chaiyo

yz 1 day ago

Hanzi kuGenitals, pakaipa hama.

Dzf 1 day ago

Musakanganwa kuti kana mubondeirimo futi hayayaya

a-z 1 day ago


DC 2 1 day ago


dark continent 1 day ago

the only disease to fear in Zim is zanupox

👽 1 day ago

chirwere chengochani ichi

Chamhamha 1 day ago

Ngazviperere SA ikoko kuno titori nedzimwe hondo dzatiri kurwisa a nadzo iyi yakauya hatiikunde

Bright 1 day ago

Ummmm ukaona zvapa SA haa muno mhaimhanje so

gogodera 1 day ago

hameno manje Zim yacho haina mari kana chekudya saka todii

mwenewazvo 1 day ago

@ jah you fogt to sign off

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 day ago

The world need to start looking seriously on these companies that manufacture the diseases and sell vaccines 😀 people are now making money out of stupi d diseases and its so cruel.

Monkeypox if in SA now soon it will be in Zimbabwe at a time health workers are on strike


Anonymous 1 day ago

South Africa ichatishatira, ndoyakaunza covid futi

i 1 day ago

ummmm zvatinyanyira zvirwere zvacho.apa inoda kubaiwa futi maboooo boop boop akarehwa nemukuru

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