Second monkeypox case reported in Vietnam

(VOVWORLD) - The Ho Chi Minh City Health Department has said it detected a second case of monkeypox at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
Second monkeypox case reported in Vietnam  - ảnh 1A monkeypox case will develop symptoms such as acute rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes, headache, muscle pain, back pain, and asthenia (Photo: Marina Demidiuk/Shutterstock)

The 38-year-old-woman displayed symptoms of fatigue, chills, muscle pains, headaches, and coughing, as well as rashes on several body parts from September 18 whilst traveling in Dubai.

She and the first monkeypox patient in Vietnam who has recovered stayed together in the same accommodation in Dubai. After her friend was found to have the same symptoms, the first monkeypox case informed local authorities to ask for their support.

After receiving the news, local authorities isolated the patient shortly after the plane landed at Tan Son Nhat Airport and transferred her to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases for treatment. Her test results then came back positive on Wednesday. All of her close contacts are being monitored.

Vietnam’s first monkeypox patient is a 35-year-old woman who contracted the disease while visiting Dubai from July to September 22. She went to the hospital for a diagnosis on September 23 and tested positive to monkeypox 2 days later.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), monkeypox can spread from person to person through close contact, such as wounds, body fluids, droplets, or contact with contaminated objects like blankets and pillows.

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