First case of monkeypox recorded in SA

rvZA

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Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla says the first case of monkeypox has been reported in South Africa.

The patient is a 30-year-old with no travel history.

"Monkeypox is usually a mild disease manifesting as blisters on the skin. It is usually mild and self-limiting with a fatality rate of 1%. The disease has previously been reported in African countries such as Nigeria, DRC, CA Republic and Ghana in the early 2000s.

"The current outbreak is dominated by high numbers in Europe eg UK, Spain, Germany, Portugal and France. Cases have also been reported in the USA and Canada."

Phaahla said NICD was busy with contact tracing.
 

Pak Fa Fui

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So no travel history, possible been vaccinated as a child for smallpox
I wonder if there’s a covid link to monkeypox
 

neoprema

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So no travel history, possible been vaccinated as a child for smallpox
I wonder if there’s a covid link to monkeypox
Indeed strange. But I think the vaccine for smallpox provides some, not total protection from getting monkey. Either way it’s treatable and preventable.
 

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Quick MASK UP!

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eg2505

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Fk sake...I better go get the masks out of the bin...
ive already burned mine, and no way I'll be able to use a covid mask as a Butt mask, its too small.

wonder what the idiots and retards controlling the laws will do now.
 
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