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The man in his 40s developed a mild case of the illness several days after returning to Sydney from a trip to Europe.

He then went to his GP with symptoms that resembled monkeypox and after urgent testing health authorities believe it is a case.

This electron microscopic (EM) image depicted a monkeypox virion, obtained from a clinical sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. It was a thin section image from of a human skin sample. On the left were mature, oval-shaped virus particles, and on the right were the crescents, and spherical particles of immature virions. High Resolution:	Click here for hi-resolution image (5.21 MB) Content Providers(s):	CDC/ Cynthia S. Goldsmith Creation Date:	2003 Photo Credit:	Cynthia S. Goldsmi
This electron microscopic (EM) image depicted a monkeypox virion, obtained from a clinical sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. It was a thin section image from of a human skin sample. On the left were mature, oval-shaped virus particles, and on the right were the crescents, and spherical particles of immature virions. High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (5.21 MB) Content Providers(s): CDC/ Cynthia S. Goldsmith Creation Date: 2003 Photo Credit: Cynthia S. Goldsmi (AP)

Testing to confirm the virus is currently underway.

The man and a household contact are isolating at home.

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that does not spread easily between people and is usually associated with travel to Central or West Africa.

Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, rash and swollen lymph nodes.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said monkeypox symptoms are “very similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although it is clinically less severe”.

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Monkeypox, a disease that rarely appears outside Africa, has been identified by European and American health authorities in recent days. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP)
A electron microscope image shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. (AP)

It is transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal, the WHO said.

The WHO said vaccines used to eradicate smallpox also provide protection against monkeypox.

“Cases are occasionally reported in non-endemic countries in returning travellers or their close contacts, or in owners of imported pets,” NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant has said.

“People can contract monkeypox through very close contact with people who are infected with the virus.”

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“The infection is usually a mild illness and most people recover within a few weeks.”

Health authorities are working to monitor for any more cases in Australia.

Cases have been identified in non-endemic countries like the US, UK, Spain and Portugal.

There are at least seven cases in Spain, 14 in Portugal, nine in the UK, and one case in the US.

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