PH's 4th monkeypox case now recovered — DOH

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 11) — The country's fourth monkeypox case has already recovered and was discharged from the hospital last Sept. 15, the Department of Health said Tuesday.

"Upon further verification, the case was tagged as recovered on the same day (the) case was discharged from the hospital on Sept. 15. Case has met the required lesion criteria for de-isolation," the DOH said in a report.

The agency added that no additional symptom was observed on the patient.

The fourth monkeypox case is a 25-year-old individual with no travel history to countries with confirmed cases.

Monkeypox was declared by the World Health Organization as a public health emergency of international concern.

Monkeypox is a less severe cousin of smallpox that originated from animals and can be transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected individual. It is passed on through body fluids, sores or contaminated items, health authorities said.

The DOH said monkeypox patients and their close contacts should isolate for 14 to 21 days after the onset of symptoms.