Monkeypox: New Zealand Confirms First Two Community Transmission Cases of MPV

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Wellington, Oct 6: New Zealand confirmed the first two community transmission cases of monkeypox on Thursday, bringing the total case number to 11.

The two new cases have been identified as community transmissions where the disease has been transmitted within New Zealand as opposed to all other cases where the individuals were infected overseas, said a joint statement of the Ministry of Health and Health New Zealand, Xinhua news agency reported. China Bans Residents From Leaving Xinjiang Over COVID-19 Outbreak.

The general risk remains very low, it said, adding the two new cases are isolated in Auckland. Thailand Mass Shooting Video: 31 Including Children Killed in Attack at Pre-School.

“This is not unexpected and the number is likely to remain low,” the statement said.

(The above story first appeared on Fresh Headline on Oct 06, 2022 04:23 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website