The person showed symptoms while in quarantine under China’s “zero Covid” policy, requiring people entering the country to typically spend between one and two weeks in isolation upon arrival.
The monkeypox patient was diagnosed after developing symptoms including a rash, the city’s health commission said in a report, classifying the case as an “imported infection”.
The patient “is under central isolation at a designated hospital and is in stable condition,” according to the report.
As the patient was immediately isolated upon arrival in the city, “there are no traces of social transmission and the risk of transmission is low,” he adds.
Hong Kong last week recorded its first case of monkeypox in a 30-year-old man who showed symptoms while under the city’s imposed three-day Covid quarantine period for new arrivals.
According to the WHO dashboard which lists all confirmed cases, as of September 7, there were 54,709 cases and 18 deaths recorded in 125 countries, 98% of which are in Europe and North America.
Monkey pox begins with a high fever and quickly progresses to a rash. The disease usually heals on its own after two to three weeks, but it can lead to serious complications, including bacterial infections.