Doctors say genital cellulitis flagged Australia’s first monkeypox case

The patient, in his 30s, was initially treated by a GP in Melbourne

A new case report has revealed the clinical detective work facing a GP and hospital doctors in Melbourne who diagnosed Australia’s first patient with monkeypox.

Adjunct Associate Professor James McMahon.
Adjunct Associate Professor James McMahon.

The outbreak of the infection has been running since May and has so far been reported by 27 non-endemic countries.

The patient presented to the GP's

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