According to health officials, monkeypox is likely in Australia.
The patient is a 40-year-old man who recently returned from a trip to Europe. Getty Images provided the image.
A possible case of monkeypox has been discovered in Australia in a recently returned European visitor, according to NSW Health.
The man in his 40s became ill several days after returning to Sydney, according to the health agency.
He went to his doctor with symptoms that were clinically comparable with monkeypox. Urgent testing revealed a possible case of monkeypox, and confirmatory testing is in underway.
The man and a household contact are isolating themselves at home, with health services providing care and assistance.
Monkeypox is an uncommon viral virus that does not pass easily between people, according to NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant. It is mainly connected with travel to Central or West Africa, where it is widespread.
“Returning tourists or their close connections, as well as owners of imported pets, have been documented in non-endemic nations. Monkeypox can be contracted by coming into close contact with someone who is infected with the virus “Dr. Chant explained.
“Most patients recover within a few weeks after contracting the infection.”
Monkeypox cases have recently been discovered in various non-endemic nations, including the United States and Europe.
According to Chant, NSW Health has taken steps to ensure that any suspected monkeypox cases are identified and treated appropriately.
“NSW Health has issued a clinician notice to GPs and hospitals across the state, and has also been in contact with sexual health providers to raise awareness of the cases detected overseas and provide diagnosis and referral guidance,” she said.
Dr. Chant stated, “We will be communicating with GPs about this topic again.”