Taiwan reported its first two local infections of monkeypox on Wednesday. Neither of the patients had left the country recently, and they have no known links between them or any previously detected imported cases. Let’s hear from the CDC.
Centers for Disease Control
We have seen the first domestic infections of monkeypox, two in total. The two cases have no relation to the imported cases we reported last week, and we have not found any link between them, so they’re sporadic local cases.
Since June 2022, Taiwan has reported a total of seven monkeypox cases, five of which were imported. The disease is currently classified as a Category II infectious disease, which means that if a suspected case is found, it must be reported to the government within 24 hours.