Indonesia confirms first monkeypox case in Jakarta man, who had been overseas


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Indonesia confirmed its first case of monkeypox in a local man who was recently overseas, prompting authorities to say they will distribute vaccines and increase lab testing services for suspected cases. A 27-year-old male from Jakarta tested positive with mild symptoms and is under home isolation, said health ministry spokesman Mohammad Syahril. The person is known to have travelled to one of the 89 countries that has confirmed cases of monkeypox, he said, without specifying. The government will provide 10,000 doses of vaccines for monkeypox patients and their close contacts, Syahril said. As many as 1,200 reagents will be distributed...