A third case of Monkeypox has been confirmed in New Zealand this afternoon.
The Ministry of Health said the infected person had recently arrived from overseas and was currently isolating in the South Island.
There is no evidence of community transmission from this case.
“A test has returned a positive result and ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research) is currently validating that result. This process is expected to be completed tomorrow afternoon.”
The ministry said to protect the privacy of the person and their contacts no further statements would be made at this stage.
The Monkeypox outbreak has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which is the highest alert that the WHO can issue.
More than 16,000 cases of Monkeypox have now been reported from 75 countries.
New Zealand’s first case of Monkeypox was reported early in July.
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