By Marisol Bo-oc | 01:31 PM December 08, 2022
Samples collected from the suspected monkeypox case in Bohol tested negative for the virus.
Results of the test were announced on Thursday by Bohol Gov. Aris Aumentado.
“Salamat sa Ginoo. Ang taw nga atong gitahapan na naay monkeypox mi gawas ang results na NEGATIVR siya sa maong sakit,” Aumentado posted on Facebook.
However, the governor didn’t provide further details.
Sources who are privy to this information said that a German national who traveled to Bohol was quarantined at Bohol Provincial Health Office facility. Based on the symptoms and the travel history, the tourist was suspected to have contracted monkeypox. The woman had lesions on face, neck, chest, and palm.
The patient would be discharged after tested and confirmed negative for monkeypox.
The World Health Organization said that monkeypox is a rare, viral infection that does not usually cause serious illness.
WHO earlier said the rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak is a “public health emergency of international concern” – designed to signal that a coordinated international response is needed and could unlock funding and global efforts to collaborate on sharing vaccines and treatments.