Nonjabuliso Nhlambo

11 July 2022

South Africa has confirmed the third case of monkeypox in the country.

In a statement issued by the Limpopo MEC of Health, Dr Phophi Ramathuba on Monday, 11 July 2022 confirmed that a 42-year-old male tourist from Switzerland who is currently on holiday in Limpopo presented signs and symptoms such as a rash, muscle ache and fatigue, which were confirmed to be monkeypox

Although the man is said to have made three identified contacts, Dr Ramaduba called for calm amid the announcement saying there should not be panic.

“We are calling for calm.

We can confirm that the case is an outpatient, currently isolating and requires no admission,” Ramathuba said.

Ramathuba said the department had already sent officials to follow through the case.