The state of New South Wales has detected a possible fifth case of monkeypox in addition to confirming its fourth confirmed case.
After landing in Sydney following their recent trip to Europe, where they had travelled together, two guys in their 30s started exhibiting signs of an unknown illness.
It has been established that one of the guys has monkeypox, and NSW Health has determined that the other man is most likely infectious as well.
They are each isolating in their homes.
The process of tracing is currently being carried out, although there have been no high-risk links found thus far.
The two males have no connection to any of the three other cases that have been documented in the state up to this point.
According to NSW Health, there is no evidence to suggest that monkeypox poses a risk of transmission in the general population.
In most cases, transmission occurs through prolonged or frequent intimate contact.
However, over the past month, a number of cases of monkeypox have been reported in a variety of nations all over the world, including those areas of Africa where the disease is prevalent.