Traveller from Britain confirmed as first Victorian monkeypox case

Health authorities in Victoria have confirmed a case of monkeypox in a returned traveller from Britain.

The man, aged in his 30s, developed mild symptoms before returning to Melbourne on May 16 and immediately sought medical attention, health officials said.

Testing has confirmed that he has the virus, and he remains in isolation at The Alfred with mild symptoms.

Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton and Alfred Health infectious diseases physician Professor Allen Cheng are holding a press conference at 2pm to announce more details.

NSW Health authorities earlier said they had detected a probable case in a man in his 40s who had returned from Europe.

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