Second case of monkeypox identified in NSW

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A man in his 50s developed symptoms after arriving in Sydney from Queensland. NSW Health is now working to identify potential transmission incidents. 9News

"He subsequently presented to his GP and then hospital with symptoms clinically compatible with monkeypox," NSW Health said in a statement."Urgent testing is consistent with monkeypox, the second case in NSW."NSW Health added he lives alone and authorities haven't identified any high-risk contacts in NSW who need to isolate however some people who had low level contact will be advised to monitor for symptoms.

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said the community does not need to be concerned about the risk of the virus. "We will continue to work with GPs, hospitals and sexual health services across the state to provide advice on diagnosis and referral," Chant said. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that does not spread easily between people and symptoms include fever, rash and swollen lymph nodes.

The World Health Organisation said monkeypox symptoms are "very similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although it is clinically less severe".

 

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The monkeypox is only contagious if you come into contact with wound fluid. The chance of being infected is almost non-existent.

So NSW health will contact trace a single random Monkey Pox case , BUT wont contact trace covid cases ?

gees two cases lets have a lockdown

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