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Two Confirmed Cases of Monkeypox in South Tangerang City: Latest Updates and Measures Taken

A total of two residents of South Tangerang City, Banten Province were confirmed positive for contracting monkey pox (monkeypox/Mpox).

“It’s true, there are two people suffering from Mpox (in South Tangerang),” said South Tangerang Mayor Benyamin Davnie in Tangerang, Banten Province, Monday.

According to him, with the two cases of Mpox sufferers in his area, data collection is currently being carried out by the South Tangerang City Health Service.

“I am also asking for the data (South Tangerang Health Service) to be traced,” he said.

However, Mayor Benyamin did not confirm further regarding the patient’s condition or the specific location of the case in South Tangerang.

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Previously, Head of the Ministry of Health’s Communications and Public Services Bureau, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, said that cases of monkey pox in Indonesia had increased to 21 from the previous 16 cases.

“There are additional cases, now there are 21 cases in DKI Jakarta, South Tangerang and Bandung,” he said.

The number of cases has increased from the report as of October 27 2023, reaching 17 cases, all of which came from DKI Jakarta.

Nadia said that the results of close contact tracing of the 21 additional cases were all still negative.

“The contact results are still negative,” he said.

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Reporter: Azmi Syamsul Ma’arif

Editor: Bayu Kuncahyo

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2023-10-30 19:08:54
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