According to several reports, monkeypox caused the man’s nose tissue to die – You can see the disturbing photo here
The patient is a 28-year-old man from the Western Cape who returned to South Africa in the second week of August 2022.
The World Health Organisation has faced under immense criticism, with many claiming the name monkepox has racist connotations to it
Globally, 23 351 lab-confirmed cases of monkeypox have been detected in 83 countries and eight people have died of the disease.
A lot of blame on the spread of monkeypox has been placed on LGBTQ community, growing anger and unconfortability among gay men
The WHO Europe says that more monkeypox-related deaths can be expected following Spain and Brazil’s recent announcements.
Amid monkeypox being hailed a ‘global healthy emergency’, the WHO warn that children are ‘high risk’ of contracting ‘severe’ complications.
Luke Shannahan said he spent the last three weeks under quarantine grappling with the monkeypox symptoms
Monkeypox, so called because it was first discovered in a monkey, has jumped around the world affecting nearly 16 000 people in 72 countries
WHO declares Monkeypox a global health emergency. Here is a look at how the decision is made and previous PHEIC declarations:
The World Health Organisation’s emergency committee had previously struggled to reach a consensus on classifying monkeypox
At the epicentre of the US monkeypox outbreak, people wait in line to receive the Monkeypox vaccine as the demand exceeds supply
The NICD said no secondary cases have been linked to the three laboratory-confirmed monkeypox cases in South Africa.
City of Tshwane MMC for Health, Rina Marx has labelled reports of cholera and pink eye outbreaks as fake news.
Limpopo Health MEC, Dr Phophi Ramathuba has called for calm after the province reported its first case of Monkeypox on Sunday.
The NICD traced and monitored 11 close contacts of the country’s two confirmed monkeypox cases. None of them tested positive, as of 7 July.
Experts revealed sperm can be a vehicle for monkeypox infection after detecting virus DNA in semen of 3 out of 4 men diagnosed with monkeypox
The Western Cape government and City of Cape Town indicated that they are ready to respond to any further monkeypox cases.
Another case of monkeypox has been detected in South Africa, said the department of health on Tuesday. The patient has no travel history.
After meeting with experts, WHO’s director-general Tedros Adhanom said Monkeypox outbreak did not constitute a global heath emergency
The World Health Organisation usually decides what weight to give a disease whenever there is an outbreak in the world.
‘There are other cases in South Africa. How many? We can’t say,’ said the NICD. Contact tracing is underway after the first monkeypox case was confirmed in SA.
The first case of monkeypox has been recorded in South Africa this morning. Here’s everything you need to know about the viral disease.