Latin American countries where there are cases of monkeypox

(CNN Spain) — The World Health Organization has reported more than 2,103 cases of monkeypox in 42 countries in the world where the virus is not endemic. In Latin America, cases have been reported in at least 5 countries, in addition to a few cases in the United States and Canada.

As is the case in the area.


Chile confirms the country’s first case of monkeypox, Ministry of Health reported on June 17 it’s a statement.

According to the entity, a young adult with a history of travel to Europe showing symptoms related to the disease.

The statement added that the patient was in good health and the surveillance protocol set by Minsa was implemented.


Ministry of Health of this country reported on July 12 the first suspected case of monkeypox.

The patient entered Venezuelan territory from Madrid, Spain, a country where “he came into contact with two infected people in the city of Barcelona,” the Health Ministry reported in a statement clarifying that the patient was “immediately isolated.” and that he is in a “stable state of health”.

The ministry added that it was already working to “build an epidemiological fence.”


On June 9, Brazil confirmed its first case of monkeypox in a 41-year-old man who had traveled to Spain and Portugal several times and was hospitalized in Sao Paulo.


A case of monkeypox was reported in Mexico in a 50-year-old man living in New York, the Deputy Secretary for Health Prevention and Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, announced on May 28.

The man is being treated in Mexico City and his general health status is stable.

Mexico issues an epidemiological alert alerting hospitals and clinics at all levels of care to identify suspected cases of monkeypox.


Argentina has two cases of monkeypox, according to the latest report from WHO.

In late May, the country’s health authorities reported the first case in a person with a history of traveling to Spain between April 28 and May 16 and who, after returning to Argentina, developed fever and pustules.

The patient is isolated, as well as his close contacts, and at the time of report he was in good health, according to authorities.

Another case was reported in a Spanish national who visited Argentina, according to the Argentine Ministry of Health. At the time of the report, the person was also reported to be in good health.

The two cases are unrelated, even though they are both travelers in Spain.

Another monkeypox case in the world

WHO has now identified 2,103 confirmed cases per laboratory, one probable case and one death in 42 countries. Countries such as the UK (524), Spain (313), Portugal (241), Germany (263) and Canada (158) have the highest number of cases so far, according to the latest world report.

In the United States, 72 cases have been identified so far, according to the WHO. But the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, has reported 112 confirmed or suspected cases of this virus.

California is the state with the most reported cases so far, with 24.

According to WHOfrom the start of the year to June 15, 2,103 laboratory-confirmed cases, one possible case, and one death have been reported in 42 countries across five WHO Regions.

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