Today, Saturday, Mexican health authorities confirmed the discovery of the first case of monkeypox virus in the country, in a 50-year-old man residing in the United States.
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“Today (Saturday) we confirmed the first imported case of monkeypox in Mexico. He is a 50-year-old man, permanently residing in New York City, and it is possible that he has been infected with the virus,” Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez Gatel Ramirez said on Twitter. in the Netherlands”.
His condition is stable and he is in administrative isolation. We hope to recover without complications.
On Friday, Argentine health authorities confirmed the first two cases of the disease in Argentina and in the region.
Monkeypox is an infectious disease caused by a virus transmitted to humans from infected animals. It is possible for the infection to be transmitted from person to person, but it is considered rare.
The disease was first discovered in humans in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is now considered endemic to dozens of African countries.
So far, confirmed cases in non-endemic areas have generally been mild and no deaths have been reported.