Latin American countries where there are confirmed cases of monkeypox

Melissa Velasquez Loaiza

(CNN Spanish) – The World Health Organization has reported more than 1,200 cases of monkeypox since its first report of the current outbreak in 28 countries around the world where the virus is not endemic. In Latin America, cases have been reported in at least 4 countries, in addition to a few in the United States and Canada.

As is the case in the area.

Venezuela

The country’s Ministry of Health on Sunday reported its 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.”

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Brazil

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.

Mexico

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.

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Argentina

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

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 general 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

To date, WHO has identified 1,285 in countries where the virus is not endemic, with the UK (321), Portugal (191), Germany (113) and Canada (110) with the highest number of cases so far. latest world report.

In the United States, 40 cases have been identified so far, according to the WHO. But the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, has reported 49 confirmed or suspected cases of the virus in 16 states and the District of Columbia as of June 9.

California is the state with the most reported cases so far, with 10.

According to WHO, since the start of the year, 1,536 suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported in eight African countries, 59 of which have been confirmed, and 72 deaths have been reported in areas where the virus is endemic.

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