In this file photo, a sign displaying symptoms of monkeypox is displayed at Incheon International Airport on July 24, 2022. (Yonhap)
The patient is a medical worker of a hospital, where the country’s third monkeypox patient was hospitalized for a test, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.
The person has been on a high-risk list after being accidentally pricked by an injection needle while taking a skin lesion sample from the patient on Nov. 14.
Following the accident, the person got a vaccine shot, but tested positive on Tuesday.
The country reported its first three cases of monkeypox in June, September and earlier this month. (Yonhap)