Dr Tristan is here.
You have heard on the news about Monkeypox and you might wonder what it is.
A man has been diagnosed with monkeypox in Victoria and another case has been confirmed in New South Wales. It’s the first time the virus has been recorded in Australia.
Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with monkeypox virus. monkeypox has been reported in people in African countries.
Monkeypox is confirmed through a combination of laboratory testing and clinical assessment.
If you think you may be infected with monkeypox, seek urgent medical assistance.