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    First case of mpox in Victoria for 2024 prompts warning
    February 6, 2024

    Victoria has recorded its first locally-acquired case of mpox in almost six months, prompting a reminder for groups at highest risks to be aware of the symptoms and ensure they are fully vaccinated.

    The latest case has not been linked to international travel, suggesting local transmission may be occurring...

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    Three New Local Cases of Mpox Have Been Confirmed In Victoria
    News Victorian News
    Chloe Sargeant
    April 29, 2024

    ​​The Victorian Department of Health have reported that in the past week, three new locally acquired cases of mpox (previously referred to as ‘monkeypox’) have been confirmed in Victoria.

    Prior to this, the most recent cases in Victoria were nearly five months ago, in January 2024.​..


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      Australia: Ten people infected with monkeypox in Queensland in linked cluster

      18 hrs ago
      By Fraser Barton

      Ten linked cases of monkeypox have been recorded in Queensland with contact tracing underway by health authorities.

      The cluster is the largest recorded in the state. It is not linked to an outbreak found in Victoria last month.

      A spokesperson for Queensland Health said as of 30 May, authorities have been notified of 10 locally acquired cases of mpox.

      All cases are currently linked and contact tracing is underway by public health units,” a spokesperson said. ...


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        Mpox is on the rise in Australia. Here’s what to know about the virus – and who should get vaccinated
        Published: June 4, 2024 1.12am EDT

        ​Australia appears to be experiencing a re-emergence of the infectious disease mpox, formerly called monkeypox.

        Some 40 cases have been recorded so far in 2024, already surpassing the total number recorded for 2023 (26). Victoria has reported 24 cases this year, while Queensland saw ten cases reported in May.

        There was previously a significant mpox outbreak in 2022, with a total of 144 cases across Australia. All cases since 2022 have been in males, most commonly those aged 30 to 39. Mpox cases are on the rise elsewhere, too.​..