Limpopo Health MEC Dr. Phophi Ramathuba on Sunday called for calm amid confirmation of the province’s first case of monkeypox.
The provincial health department said the case was confirmed by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.
“The confirmed case is a 42-year-old male tourist from Switzerland who is on vacation in the province,” the department said.
It said the case was accompanied by clues and symptoms such as rash, muscle pain and fatigue.
“We call for calm. We can confirm that the case is an outpatient who is currently being isolated and does not require admission,” Ramathuba said.
She said a departmental team has been assigned to the case.
“Three contacts have already been identified and none of them have developed symptoms,” Ramathuba said.
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