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China reports its first case of monkeypox in person arrived from abroad

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The first known monkeypox infection in mainland China during the current global outbreak of the virus was reported on Friday in the Chinese city of Chongqing by a visitor who had come from abroad.

According to a statement from the municipal health commission, the risk of transmission is minimal because the person was quarantined as soon as they arrived in Chongqing, China. All close associates have been isolated and are being monitored by doctors. According to the statement, the individual in question arrived in Chongqing city while travelling from abroad and displayed symptoms of COVID, including a skin rash, while under quarantine.

Monkeypox outbreaks have been reported in about 90 nations where the disease is not endemic, and the World Health Organization has deemed it a global health emergency. More than 60,000 confirmed cases have been reported, and the first related deaths have been recorded in some non-endemic nations.

The monkeypox virus typically causes symptoms similar to but milder than those of smallpox, such as fever, headache, and rashes. It is spread through close contact with infected people, animals, or contaminated materials.

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