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South Africa confirms the first case of monkeypox

The first case of monkeypox on South African soil was confirmed by authorities on Thursday.

The person who has the condition lives in Johannesburg, South Africa's financial hub.

This is the first instance of monkeypox to be identified in South Africa, according to Health Minister Joe Phaahla.

The South African health minister stated, "The patient is a 30-year-old male from Johannesburg who has no travel history, meaning this case cannot be ascribed to infection outside of South Africa."

A report from the National Health Laboratory Services informed the South African authorities of the smallpox case associated with the sign.

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