The Taiwan CDC announced Wednesday the 6th and 7th confirmed monkeypox cases in a man in his 40s in the north and a man in his 20s in the south. They live in Hsinchu County and Kaohsiung City, respectively.
They developed fever, papules, and blisters in late February. Swollen lymph nodes, tongue ulcers and other symptoms were assessed by a doctor and tested and reported. They were confirmed positive on February 26 and 27, respectively.
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The two cases had no recent history of overseas travel and were determined to be local cases. They are currently being treated in isolation in the hospital. A total of 25 related contacts were listed after the epidemic investigation, and they have undergone health education and self-health monitoring for 21 days.
The CDC explained that my country has listed monkeypox as a second-class legal infectious disease on June 23 last year. As of today, a total of 47 suspected cases have been reported, of which 2 local cases and 5 imported cases were confirmed (infected countries are 1 case in Germany, 3 cases in the United States, 1 case in Austria), and the remaining 40 cases were excluded.
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