THE Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, urged the passengers of one of its flights that left for Hong Kong on September 5 to monitor themselves after one of the travelers tested positive for monkeypox.In a statement, PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said the monkeypox-positive passenger was on board PR300 flight from Manila to Hong Kong on September 5.Villaluna said they have already coordinated with the passengers seated in close proximity to the patient, as well as with the health officials of Hong Kong and Philippines.”Despite the relatively low risk of getting infected, passengers on this flight are advised to monitor their health condition and requested to seek medical attention if they are experiencing symptoms. They can contact the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the HK Department of Health (DH),” Villaluna said.It was the first monkeypox case in Hong Kong. Its health authorities said the patient was a 30-year-old man who arrived in the Philippines after traveling in the United States and Canada.The Philippines has so far four confirmed cases of monkeypox. (SunStar Philippines)