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A third person in Iceland was diagnosed with monkeypox on Saturday, the Department of Health reports.

The individual is a middle-aged man with a recent history of traveling to Europe. The Department of Health states that he is not a serious illness and is currently quarantined at his home.

The news arrived less than a week after the first two monkeypox cases were diagnosed on Wednesday in Iceland. The Department of Health reports that the former two were not seriously ill at the time of diagnosis. Their infection also dates back to a recent trip to Europe.

Monkeypox is transmitted through close physical contact and respiratory droplets. The Department of Health warns individuals to take appropriate precautions, such as avoiding intimate contact with strangers and being tested for rashes and blisters. People suspected of being infected should be quarantined at home and contacted by a health care provider for testing.

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