Austria’s first suspected monkeypox case reported in Vienna

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Test tubes labelled “Monkeypox virus positive” are seen in this illustration taken May 22, 2022.

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria’s first case of monkeypox has been confirmed, Vienna’s health authority said on Sunday after reporting the case as suspected.

“Suspected case of pox viruses confirmed,” the health authority said on Twitter, adding that the male patient had tested positive for the viruses and given his symptoms it was safe to assume it was monkeypox. He was taken to a city hospital on Sunday with fever and skin lesions, it said.