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New case of monkeypox detected in Queensland

September 24, 2022 11:11 am in by

A person who recently travelled through south-east and central Queensland has tested positive for monkeypox.

The positive case is the fifth case of monkeypox detected in Queensland.

Queensland Health is aware of a small number of close contacts linked to the positive case.

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Where possible, close contacts have been contacted directly, as per standard contact tracing protocols.

Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness spread person-to-person via close contact.

Monkeypox symptoms include a distinctive rash, fever, headaches, body aches or swollen lymph nodes.

Anyone with symptoms should consult their GP or sexual health provider.

The public health risk to Queensland is considered low at this time.

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