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1st case of Monkeypox reported in Indonesia

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(G.N.S) dt. 22


Jakarta


The Indonesian health ministry has said that first case of Monkeypox has been reported in the nation.
The patient arrived in Indonesia on August 8 and developed symptoms of fever and rashes a week later.


The ministry spokesperson declined to identify the country from where the man had travelled to Indonesia.


Elsewhere in Southeast Asia, Singapore has confirmed more than a dozen cases and the Philippines and Thailand have also recorded their first cases. The United States has recorded thousands of cases.


In contrast to previous outbreaks in Africa, the virus is predominantly spread from intimate contact though it is not a sexually transmitted disease.


The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says other routes are also possible, including sharing bedding, clothing, and prolonged face-to-face contact.

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