Third Monkeypox case

News article

02 August 2022

The Ministry of Health is today reporting a third case of Monkeypox in New Zealand.

The person, who has recently returned from overseas, is currently isolating in the Te Waipounamu region. There is no evidence of community transmission from this case.

Public health staff have assessed the risk of transmission from this case as low.

A test has returned a positive result and ESR is currently validating that result. This process is expected to be completed tomorrow afternoon.

To protect the privacy of this person and their contacts, we will be making no further comment on this case, at this stage.

Information about Monkeypox, including symptoms and public health advice can be found here.

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