The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today the first confirmed case of imported monkeypox.
The case is a man in his 20s from southern Taiwan who went to study in Germany from January to June this year.
Upon his return last week, on June 20, he developed symptoms such as fever, sore throat, muscle soreness, rash, and groin lymphadenopathy. He went to the doctor on the 22nd, and after being evaluated by the doctor, he was tested and notified of the infection.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that local health units have carried out epidemic investigations and contact tracing and other prevention and control work in accordance with regulations. The confirmed cases are currently admitted to the negative pressure isolation ward, and the isolation can be released after treatment until the skin lesions on the whole body are completely scabbed off. After investigation, the close contacts are all asymptomatic and will be given health care by the health unit.
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The CDC pointed out that since the outbreak of monkeypox in the United Kingdom in mid-May, a total of 50 countries around the world have reported at least 3,598 confirmed cases, of which Europe and the Americas have the largest number of cases. The top five cumulative cases are the United Kingdom with 793 cases and Germany with 592 cases. There are 520 cases in Spain, 330 cases in France and 328 cases in Portugal. In Asia, South Korea and Singapore have imported cases.
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