First monkeypox case detected in Queensland
Published Monday, 11 July, 2022 at 05:21 PM
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath
Health authorities have detected the first confirmed case of monkeypox in Queensland.
The public health risk is considered very low.
The positive case is currently self-isolating at home in Brisbane under virtual monitoring.
Contract tracing is now underway to identify anyone who may have come into contact with the positive case. Potential close contacts will be contacted directly.
Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness spread person-to-person via close contact.
Monkeypox cases are routinely reported on the Queensland Health notifiable conditions register.
More information about monkeypox is available on the Queensland Health website.
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