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China reports first case of monkeypox

One of the symptoms of monkeypox are lesions that can develop across the body. (CDC’s Public Health Image Library) Media ID #2329

China reported its first case of monkeypox, imported to the giant municipality of Chongqing, as the country continues its long and arduous battle against Covid-19. 

The patient was immediately put into quarantine after arriving in Chongqing and the risk of an outbreak is low, the local health commission said in a statement on its website late Friday. The patient is stable and tested negative for Covid-19, it added.

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