Cambodia Confirms 11th Case of Mpox

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia recorded one more case of mpox, also known as monkeypox, raising the total number of infections in the country to 11 since last December, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Laboratory results from the National Institute of Public Health showed on Tuesday that another man was positive for mpox, so the total confirmed cases of the disease in Cambodia have now increased to 11," the ministry said.

The patient, who lives in Phnom Penh's Chamkar Mon district, has been undergoing proper treatment at a hospital,

The ministry said the trend of mpox transmission in the Southeast Asian country is on the rise, renewing calls for people to be extra vigilant.

It said mpox virus is transmitted from person to person through all forms of sexual contact with a person with mpox and through direct contact with wounds, body fluids, saliva, and equipment contaminated with the virus.

It added that mpox can be passed from mother to child through an umbilical cord during or after birth if a pregnant woman has the disease.

"Individuals with symptoms such as rash with blisters on the face, palms, feet, body, eyes, mouth or genitals, fever, swollen lymph nodes, headache, muscle aches, low back pain, and fatigue...should visit a health center or hospital for a consultation or test for mpox," the ministry said.

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