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Sixth case of monkeypox confirmed in Australia after man in his 30s tests positive

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Sixth case of monkeypox confirmed in Australia after man in his 30s tests positive

  • NSW has confirmed its fourth case of monkey pox and identified a possible fifth case
  • The two men in their thirties had recently traveled from Europe to Sydney together
  • The two men are not connected to the three previous cases reported in the state
  • Victoria confirmed her second case on Friday in a man in his thirties from the UK

NSW has confirmed its fourth case of monkeypox and identified a likely fifth case.

Two men in their thirties recently returned from Europe, where they had traveled together, and developed symptoms after landing in Sydney.

One of the men has been confirmed to have monkey pox, while NSW Health says the other man is also likely to be contagious.

Two men in their thirties recently returned from Europe, where they had traveled together, and developed symptoms of Monkeypox (above) after landing in Sydney

They are both in isolation at home.

Tracking is underway, but no high-risk contacts have been identified so far.

The two men are not connected to the three previous cases reported in the state so far.

NSW Health says monkeypox poses no threat to transmission in the general community. It is usually spread by close contact.

Both confirmed and likely monkeypox patients areolating at home (not pictured)

Both confirmed and likely monkeypox patients areolating at home (not pictured)

Monkeypox is endemic to some parts of Africa, but a number of cases have been reported in several countries around the world in the past month.

Six cases have been confirmed in Australia so far.

Victoria confirmed her second case on Friday in a man in his thirties who had returned from the UK.

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