On September 16, mainland China recorded the first case of monkeypox and the patient was a person who entered the country.
According to health officials in Chongqing city (Southwest China), the patient showed skin rashes during isolation for COVID-19 quarantine.
Chongqing authorities said the patient “is being isolated at a designated hospital and is in stable condition.”
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 60,000 cases of monkeypox have been detected in 125 countries during the global outbreak, and 98% of them are in the European and North American regions. The disease can be spread through close contact with infected people or animals, as well as objects contaminated with the virus.
Monkeypox causes painful and scarring lesions, mainly on the face, anus, and genitals. The disease usually resolves within 2-3 weeks, but in rare cases can lead to serious complications.
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