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Indonesia has confirmed its first monkeypox infection, the health ministry announced on Saturday.

Neighboring Singapore reported its first case of monkeypox last month and had confirmed 15 as of August 5. Elsewhere in Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Thailand have also confirmed cases.

Read also : Monkeypox cases jump 20% last week to 35,000 in 92 countries: WHO

The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency, with more than 40,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox, including a handful of deaths, in more than 80 countries where the virus is not endemic.

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