The Ministry of Health has tried to reassure the public that there are treatments and a vaccine for people infected with monkey pox, saying the fatality rate for mild diseases is very low.
A man in his 30s with no travel history was confirmed. Monkey pox is a rare viral disease that belongs to the same family as smallpox, but is much less severe.
Professor Koleka Mlisana, co-chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee, was speaking at a press briefing.
“There are vaccines and treatments for monkey pox. The way it manifests is flu-like symptoms and can lead to lesions. Therefore, those who bring clinical pictures are easy to diagnose and, above all, difficult to transmit. It is different from respiratory viruses because it is by contact. In other words, you can only get infected if you come in direct contact with an infected person,” Mlisana said.
First case of monkey head infection found in South Africa: Minister of Health
Monkeypox is a rare viral disease It is the same family as smallpox, but much less severe. It occurs mainly in remote areas of Central and West African countries near tropical rainforests.
However, with no travel links outside of Africa this year, the number of people infected with monkey pox has been unusually high.
In the case of #monkey Confirmed in South Africa. The case involves a 30-year-old man living in Gauteng province. Monkey head is rarely fatal. Severe cases may occur in children, pregnant women, and immunocompromised patients. https://t.co/dJ2j2aBGe1 pic.twitter.com/G9XPk0RBgI
— NICD (@nicd_sa) June 23, 2022
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