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South Africa confirms first case of monkeypox – Minister of Health

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Johannesburg — South African Health Minister Joe Fara confirmed Thursday that he had confirmed the first case of monkeypox from a national laboratory. He said he was notified. In South Africa.

The patient was a 30-year-old man from Johannesburg who had no travel history. "This means it wasn't because it was acquired outside South Africa," Phaahla said at a news conference.

He added that the contact tracing process was underway. (Report by Alexander Winning and Anait Milidzhanian)