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South Korea Reports First Imported Case Of Monkeypox

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South Korea First Monkeypox

South Korea today confirmed its first case of monkeypox virus and pledged to strengthen monitoring and response systems as it raised the alert level to “caution” for the infectious disease.

A Korean citizen, who is receiving treatment at the Incheon Medical Center after showing symptoms while entering the country from Germany on Tuesday afternoon, has tested positive, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said. It did not provide details of the individual.

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The agency raised the alert level for the infectious disease to “caution”, the second of the country’s four levels, upon confirmation of the virus case.

It said it will step up monitoring by designating areas that require strengthened quarantine management, mainly among people from countries where monkeypox occurs frequently.

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Ladun, you said monkey pox is found in South Korea, but the hand you displayed belong to an African! what exactly is our problem? must every bad thing be associated with African? if you can’t find a picture to depict your intention, will anyone die without it??

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