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DOH detects fourth case of monkeypox in PH


The confirmed patient has never traveled to or from a nation where there are known, confirmed cases of monkeypox.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — On Monday, August 22, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) confirmed its fourth monkeypox case. 

According to the DOH, the patient is a 25-year-old with no known travel history where a monkeypox case is reported. 

The DOH Research Institute for Tropical Medicine used real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, or PCR, to analyze and certify the case as positive (RITM).

The location of the fourth case was not made public by the DOH. However, it stated that the patient is now in isolation. Authorities are also tracing contacts among persons who have lately dealt with the patient as part of a thorough case investigation.

Seven of the reported 14 close contacts are presently confined in quarantine facilities. One is a healthcare professional who is self-monitoring while the other contacts’ statuses are still being verified.

The Health Department said the Philippines’ monkeypox cases are unrelated.

Direct contact with an infected person, animal, or contaminated objects can spread the viral disease. 

The DOH asked the public to maintain adherence to minimal health standards.

Previously, the World Health Organization referred to monkeypox as a “global health emergency.”

The first case of monkeypox in the Philippines was reported on July 29. At the same time, two more cases were reported on August 19. –WhatALife!/Brix

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