Monkeypox in SA | Government calls for vigilance, not panic

The National Department of Health is calling for vigilance and for those experiencing symptoms to report to their nearest healthcare centre. #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - A second case of monkeypox has been identified in the country.

The patient is a 32-year-old male from Cape Town.

READ: SA records second monkeypox case

The first case was identified in Johannesburg last week.

The National Department of Health is calling for vigilance and for those experiencing symptoms to report to their nearest healthcare centre.

READ: NICD warns Monkeypox cases could rise

Deputy Health Minister Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo says the virus is less severe and people should not panic.

"The only information we do have is that it’s a 33-year-old in Cape Town who has no history of travel. That’s all we have and they’re tracing.

"It could have been someone who travelled and came to our shores. We don’t know how these cases have come up to be having monkeypox," Dhlomo said.

Source
eNCA

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