The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 10 (April 21st 4 people, April 22nd 4 people, April 23rd 2 people) additional confirmed monkeypox, or Mpox patients without overseas travel history.
This brings the total cases to 30 in the country.
The residences of the newly confirmed patients were 6 in Seoul, 3 in Gyeonggi, and 1 in Gyeongbuk, of which 9 were Koreans and 1 was a foreigner.
The main symptoms of confirmed patients were skin lesions accompanied by skin pain, and rashes were confirmed in all patients.
The newly confirmed patients are currently being hospitalized in isolation beds, and their overall condition is good.
All 10 patients had no history of overseas travel within 3 weeks of the onset of symptoms, and risk exposure in Korea was confirmed.
Ji Young-mi, head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said to the public, “If you have risk factors such as ▴visiting a country where Mpox has occurred, ▴close contact (skin/sexual contact) with a suspected patient, or ▴existing symptoms of Mpox, such as a rash, call the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1339).” and emphasized that “special attention should be paid to close contact (skin contact, sexual contact, etc.) with people you do not know.”