South Africa Records Third Mpox Death After 16 Confirmed Cases


South Africa’s Health Ministry on Tuesday said it has recorded its third death from the viral infection mpox in an outbreak that started in May and has seen 16 laboratory-confirmed cases so far.

The ministry said that the third person who died was a 40-year-old man from KwaZulu-Natal province who had mpox-like symptoms including a rash all over his body.

“He passed on at home and the results came back positive for mpox on the 23rd June 2024,” it added in a statement.