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Cambodia reports 2 more cases of mpox

Cambodia records two new monkeypox cases, bringing the total to 14. The Ministry of Health reported that both patients are receiving treatment at a hospital. All 14 cases are men aged between 20 and 39, mostly from Phnom Penh. The Ministry urges caution to prevent further spread.

On March 22, Cambodia confirmed two additional cases of monkeypox, also known as mpox, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 14. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health, both patients are currently receiving proper treatment in a hospital.

Since December 2023, a total of 14 individuals have tested positive for mpox in Cambodia. The Ministry of Health noted that all cases have been in men aged between 20 and 39 years old. The majority of those infected resided and worked in the capital city of Phnom Penh.

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The Ministry of Health has issued a renewed call for increased vigilance in order to prevent any further cluster or large-scale transmission of the mpox virus. This comes as a response to the growing number of cases within the country. Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.

–IANS
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