Monkeypox contact tracing for State’s first case finds 10 at-risk West Aussies

WA Health has identified almost 10 close contacts linked to WA’s first monkeypox case — with those deemed high-risk in isolation and yet to develop symptoms.

The confirmed case is in a man who recently traveled overseas and returned home to Perth’s east.

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Communicable Disease Control Directorate’s director Paul Armstrong said the man had contacted a medical clinic after experiencing symptoms and has been in isolation and remains well since.

“There’s only a small number of contacts and the contact tracing has largely been completed now,” he said.

“There are less than 10 people who are categorized as high, medium or low-risk contacts. The high-risk contacts will be isolating at home and they will be contacted daily.

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