Philippines detects first case of monkeypox

July 29, 2022 - 2:18 PM
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Test tube labelled "Monkeypox virus positive" are seen in this illustration taken May 22, 2022. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)

 The Philippines has reported its first case of the monkeypox virus, detected in a citizen who returned from abroad earlier this month, a health ministry official said on Friday.

The patient was now in isolation, said Department of Health Undersecretary Beverly Ho.

—Reporting by Enrico Dela CruzEditing by Ed Davies