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Ho Chi Minh City records 4 new monkeypox cases

Ho Chi Minh City records 4 new monkeypox cases

Monday, October 09, 2023, 11:30 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City records 4 new monkeypox cases
A corner of the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, which is assigned to admit monkeypox cases in the southern region. Photo: Xuan Mai / Tuoi Tre

Health authorities in Ho Chi Minh City detected four new cases of monkeypox, an illness caused by the monkeypox virus, last Friday, bringing the total number of infections in the city to 13.

The municipal Department of Health on Sunday sent a report to the Ho Chi Minh People’s Committee regarding the newly-identified monkeypox cases and its ongoing efforts in the fight against the disease.

The four monkeypox patients are currently being quarantined at the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

They are in stable condition.

The city has reported 13 monkeypox cases since the beginning of 2023, including 11 domestic infections, whose source of transmission remains unknown.

In Vietnam, monkeypox is listed as a Group B infectious disease, which is capable of spreading quickly and possibly causing death, according to the municipal Department of Health.

Symptoms include fever of over 38 degrees Celsius, swollen lymph nodes, headache, muscle pain, back pain, and fatigue.

Individuals who develop symptoms should immediately visit a hospital or healthcare center.

According to Dr. Huynh Thi Thuy Hoa from the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, monkeypox does not easily spread in the community.

However, the virus can be transmitted through face-to-face interaction, sexual contact, and respiratory droplets, typically in a close setting.

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Tieu Bac - Xuan Mai / Tuoi Tre News

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