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  • Australia: 2022 Monkeypox cases

    Published: 19/05/2022
    Updated: Friday, 20 May 2022 11:53 AM AEST

    Alex Chapman

    Australia has reported a “probable” case of monkeypox in a returned traveller from Europe.

    The man in his 40s developed a mild illness shortly after his return to Sydney, NSW Health said in a statement on Friday.

    He presented to his GP with symptoms associated with monkeypox.

    “Urgent testing was carried out which has today identified a probable case of monkeypox, with confirmatory testing underway,” NSW Health said.

    “The man and a household contact are isolating at home, with care and support being provided by their GP and NSW Health.”

    https://7news.com.au/news/public-hea...rope-c-6868882
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    Government statement -

    Public health alert - Monkeypox

    20 May 2022

    NSW Health has identified a probable case of monkeypox in a recently returned traveller to Europe.

    A man in his 40s developed a mild illness several days after arriving back in Sydney. He subsequently presented to his GP with symptoms clinically compatible with monkeypox. Urgent testing was carried out which has today identified a probable case of monkeypox, with confirmatory testing underway.

    The man and a household contact are isolating at home, with care and support being provided by their GP and NSW Health.

    Cases of monkeypox have been identified in several non-endemic countries in recent weeks, including several European countries and the United States.

    NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said NSW Health has taken steps to ensure it identifies and appropriately managed any potential monkeypox cases.

    "NSW Health has issued a clinician alert to GPs and hospitals across the state and has also been in contact with sexual health services to increase awareness of the cases identified overseas and to provide advice on diagnosis and referral. We will be speaking with GPs about this issue again today," Dr Chant said.

    Dr Chant said monkeypox is a rare viral infection that does not spread easily between people and is usually associated with travel to Central or West Africa, where it is endemic.

    "Cases are occasionally reported in non endemic countries in returning travellers or their close contacts, or in owners of imported pets. People can contract monkeypox through very close contact with people who are infected with the virus," Dr Chant said.

    "The infection is usually a mild illness and most people recover within a few weeks."

    NSW Health will continue to work closely with its colleagues throughout Australia to monitor for cases and ensure the best clinical response if any are identified.

    Further information on monkeypox is available from the World Health Organization



    Current as at: Friday 20 May 2022


    https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/P...220520_00.aspx

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    • #3
      Source: https://www.manningrivertimes.com.au...-case/?cs=9397

      Australia confirms second monkeypox case
      Updated May 20 2022 - 3:41am, first published 3:38am

      Australia has recorded its second official case of monkeypox with NSW confirming its first case after Victoria.

      NSW Health had flagged the case of a man in his 40s who returned recently from Europe and confirmed the infection after further tests on Friday evening.

      The man, and a household contacted are isolating at home, after he had developed a mild illness several days after arriving in NSW.

      The Victorian health department confirmed a case of the rare tropical illness on Friday afternoon in a returned traveller from the United Kingdom.

      The man in his 30s developed mild symptoms before arriving in Melbourne on May 16 and he sought medical attention almost immediately.

      A general practitioner referred him for testing, which came back positive, and he was placed in isolation at The Alfred hospital on Thursday.

      His close contacts may need to quarantine and some will be offered the smallpox vaccine.

      Contact tracing is also underway for passengers seated near the man on flight EY10 from London to Abu Dhabi on May 15 and flight EY462 from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne on May 16...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/...alia/k1d66l0ls

          Third case of Monkeypox confirmed in Australia
          Published 2 June 2022 at 4:57pm, updated 4 hours ago at 5:00pm
          Source: AAP,AFP

          A man in his 50s who recently returned to Sydney from Queensland has become the second person to be diagnosed with monkeypox in NSW and the third in Australia.

          The man developed a mild illness several days after he arrived home and visited his GP before going to hospital, where tests confirmed he had monkeypox, NSW Health said.

          It is the second case detected in NSW and is not connected to the first case, which was reported on May 20.

          The man is receiving care in hospital.

          A man in his 30s was confirmed to have developed monkeypox in Victoria after he developed mild symptoms on May 16.

          Another man, in his 40s, developed the infection after returning from Europe and was reported by NSW Health on May 20.

          Both cases had recently returned to Australia after travelling from Europe...

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          • #6
            Source: https://www.skynews.com.au/australia...d3355907cd445c

            Fourth monkeypox case detected in Australia in New South Wales man who returned from Europe
            A New South Wales man aged in his 50s who recently returned from Europe presented to his GP with symptoms "clinically compatible" with monkeypox.
            Miriah DavisDigital Reporter
            June 3, 2022 - 2:50PM

            Australia's fourth case of monkeypox has been detected in a New South Wales man who recently returned from Europe.

            NSW Health on Friday said the man aged in his 50s developed "a mild illness" several days after returning to Sydney...

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            Source: https://tdpelmedia.com/monkeypox-aus...-than-24-hours

            Monkeypox Australia: A fifth victim has been discovered as the second Sydney case in less than 24 hours.
            June 3, 2022 Clement Oyinlola

            The fifth case of monkeypox in Australia has been identified.

            On Friday afternoon, Victorian health officials said the state’s second case had been discovered in a man in his 30s who had recently returned to Melbourne from Europe.

            He’s been isolating himself at home and is having modest symptoms...

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            • #7
              Source: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sto...onkeypox-case/

              Vic confirms Aust's eighth monkeypox case
              Updated June 9 2022 at 10:01pm, first published 9:57pm

              A returned overseas traveller has been confirmed as the eighth case of monkeypox detected in Australia.

              The man, aged in his 40s, returned from Europe before testing positive for the rare viral infection.

              He is isolating as the Victorian health department contacts a small number of his close contacts...

              ...Eight cases have been confirmed in Australia so far, including five in NSW and three in Victoria.

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