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South Korea Reports Two More Cases of Monkeypox


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Health authorities in South Korea announced today, Thursday, the registration of two new cases of monkeypox, bringing the total number of cases to 20.

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said the two patients are South Korean citizens living in Gyeonggi-do and North Chungcheong provinces, respectively, and have not traveled abroad recently.

Until now, monkeypox has been limited to areas of central and western Africa and can cause fever, chills, rashes and lesions.

South Korea reported its first case of monkeypox last June 22, with four more cases by March. The first five cases were related to travel abroad.

But the last 15 cases, which began on April 8, were transmitted locally without recent travel abroad.

Source: Yonhap

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