S China’s Guangzhou reports two monkeypox infections following Beijing cases
Published: Jun 11, 2023 03:28 PM
Monkeypox Photo: VCG

Monkeypox Photo: VCG

Two monkeypox infections were reported in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province on Saturday, according to the province's disease control and prevention authorities.
The two patients, both male, one 43-year-old and another 29-year-old, are currently under quarantine and are showing mild symptoms, according to a release by the Guangdong Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday. 

There is currently a low risk of monkeypox transmission in local communities, health authorities said. 

Related epidemiological investigations and source tracing have been initiated, as authorities also provided more details to the public about the clinical symptoms, treatment and prevention methods.

Only a few days prior, two monkeypox cases were detected in Beijing on June 10. According to the health authorities, one infection was an imported case, while the other was a close contact of the imported case. Both of them are in stable condition and are receiving treatment at a designated hospital.

The first monkeypox infection in the Chinese mainland was reported in September 2022 in the Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. The patient was an international arrival. 

Monkeypox is a self-limiting disease, and the symptoms usually disappear within two to four weeks. The public should avoid close contact, especially male-to-male sexual contact, with individuals who have monkeypox and close contact with wildlife in high-risk countries, health authorities said. 

On May 11, 2023, the World Health Organization declared that monkeypox was no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Global Times