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Two More Monkeypox Cases Detected in the Philippines

Total of three cases.
by Pia Regalado
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The Philippines has confirmed two more monkeypox infections, bringing the number of total cases to three, the Department of Health said Friday as it moved to secure vaccines.

Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire, the officer in charge of the DOH, urged the public to follow minimum health standards to avoid catching the virus.


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The two new monkeypox cases, aged 34 and 29, traveled recently to countries with outbreaks of the disease, Vergeire told reporters. One is under home isolation while the other is isolating at a health facility. Contract tracing is ongoing and at least 17 have been identified.

The first monkeypox case in the country has recovered while the person's 10 close contacts showed no symptoms of monkeypox until the end of their quarantine, said Vergeire.

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