Austria's first case of monkeypox confirmed, Vienna health authority says

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VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's first case of monkeypox has been confirmed, Vienna's health authority said on Sunday after reporting the case as suspected.

"Suspected case of pox viruses confirmed," the health authority , adding that the male patient had tested positive for the viruses and given his symptoms it was safe to assume it was monkeypox. He was taken to a city hospital on Sunday with fever and skin lesions, it said.

(Reporting by Francois Murphy; editing by Jason Neely)