First monkeypox case in PH recovers, will be discharged from isolation – DOH | Inquirer News

First monkeypox case in PH recovers, will be discharged from isolation – DOH

/ 12:18 PM August 08, 2022
The DOH reports that the first monkeypox case in the Philippines has already recovered and may soon be discharged from isolation.

DOH logo with a close-up of a hand with monkeypox symptoms.

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s first monkeypox case has already recovered and may soon be discharged from isolation, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

The physician of the 31-year-old Filipino cleared the patient after completing the 21-day isolation, the DOH added.

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“The first monkeypox case in the Philippines has now finished [the] 21-day isolation period last August 5, 2022,” the DOH told reporters in a message. “The patient has recovered, and was cleared by their physician to be discharged from isolation.”

But the 10 close contacts of the first monkeypox patient in the Philippines are still undergoing quarantine, said the DOH.

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The health agency likewise assured the public that no new case of monkeypox has been detected to date.

The first monkeypox case arrived in the Philippines on July 19 and came from countries with documented monkeypox cases.

The Philippines is the eighth country in the World Health Organization’s Western Pacific Region – along with Australia, Singapore, China, New Zealand, Japan, New Caledonia, Republic of Korea – to detect cases of monkeypox.

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