Philippines detects first case of monkeypox

The Philippines has detected its first case of monkeypox in a citizen who arrived from abroad last week, the health department said Friday.

The 31-year-old patient — who traveled to countries with documented monkeypox cases — is “recovering well” and is under home isolation, health agency Director Beverly Ho said at a televised briefing. Ten close contacts of the case are being monitored under quarantine, she said. — Bloomberg