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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.​..


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          Published: 17 hrs ago
          Updated: 17 hrs ago
          Alert for mpox issued following three cases in South Australia
          Some people with the virus may develop serious illness and require hospitalisation.​
          By Sowaibah Hanifie​

          Three men have tested positive for mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) in South Australia, prompting health authorities to encourage vaccination against the virus.

          SA Health said the men were aged in their 20s, 30s and 50s.

          Communicable Disease Control Branch deputy director Dr Louise Flood said the risk of transmission to the wider community was low.​

          The men are the first three cases of mpox in South Australia this year.

          There were no cases last year, and two cases recorded in 2022.

          Nationally, there have been 67 cases of mpox this year, with 45 of these cases reported in Victoria.

          Most people recover from the virus within a few weeks, but some may develop severe illness and require hospitalisation.​..


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            Mpox detected in NSW after three people diagnosed in South Australia
            By Rebecca Masters
            Josh Hohne
            4:51pm Jun 21, 2024​

            Three people have been diagnosed with mpox in New South Wales, with health officials in South Australia also reporting three cases of the virus today.
            NSW health officials said all three cases were diagnosed this week and were related to current mpox outbreaks interstate.
            The viral infection - formerly known as monkeypox - usually results in a mild illness that lasts a few weeks, however some people will develop severe illness and require hospitalisation.​..


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              Victorian health department warns of 'increased risk of local transmission' of mpox after cases of infectious disease rise

              A fresh health alert has been issued over an infectious disease after authorities in one state warned of a "increased risk of local transmission" following a rise in cases.
              Bryant Hevesi
              Digital Reporter
              July 4, 2024 - 7:00PM​

              Victorians at-risk of mpox are being urged to ensure they are vaccinated against the infectious disease after health authorities in the state reported a rise in cases.

              The health department on Thursday said there had now been 61 mpox cases in Victoria since April, most of which were locally acquired.

              Back on June 6, authorities had reported 24 confirmed cases in the seven weeks from April 18.

              In a statement, the department warned there was now "an increased risk of local transmission", and vaccination offered "the best line of defence" against mpox.​..