Vietnam reports its first case of monkeypox

Health officials in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City announced the country’s first case of monkeypox on Monday, according to the state-run Vietnamnet newspaper, without providing any details on the patient.

According to the reports, Mainland China reported its first case of monkeypox last month in the western megacity of Chongqing in a traveller who arrived from abroad.

The traveller arrived in China on an unspecified date, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing the Chongqing health commission. The traveller developed a rash and other symptoms while being quarantined in accordance with COVID-19 controls, a practice that affects anyone arriving from abroad, according to the WSJ.

After reviewing test results, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the monkeypox case. According to the report, the traveller is being treated at a designated hospital and is in good condition.

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