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Taiwan confirms 1st case of monkeypox infection

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)

TAIPEI (Kyodo) -- Taiwan confirmed Friday its first case of monkeypox infection in a man in his 20s who flew back from Germany on June 16.

    The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control said the man, who lives in the southern part of the island, is being treated at an isolation ward after complaining of fever, sore throat and skin lesions. He had been studying in Germany since January.

    Infection cases have been on the rise in Europe and elsewhere.

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