Play Video. Duration: 3 minutes 11 seconds

Monkeypox confirmed in Melbourne and Sydney

Two cases of monkeypox have been confirmed, one in Melbourne and another in Sydney.

The case in Melbourne is a man in his 30s who developed mild symptoms before returning home from London on May 16, and then sought medical attention.

He remains in isolation at the Alfred Hospital with mild symptoms.

Monkeypox is a viral infection which does not spread easily between people and tends to be mild in presentation.

Dozens of cases have been either confirmed or are under investigation across the US, Canada, Europe and the UK in recent weeks.

It has raised alarm because the disease is usually only found in west and central Africa, and rarely spreads elsewhere.

Posted , updated 

#Monkeypox #confirmed #Melbourne #Sydney

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *