Philippines reports first monkeypox case

The citizen had returned from abroad earlier this month

By Reuters

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Published: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 10:40 AM

The Philippines has reported its first case of the monkeypox virus, detected in a citizen who returned from abroad earlier this month, a health ministry official said on Friday.

The patient is now in isolation, said Department of Health Undersecretary Beverly Ho.

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