Minsal confirmed the first monkeypox case in Chile

Ministry of Health confirmed the first monkeypox case in our countrywhich has been confirmed by the Institute of Public Health (ISP) through a PCR test.

According to the health authorities, it is young adults from the Metropolitan Area traveling to Europe and which show symptoms such as skin spots, vesicular lesions, scabs, decay and adenopathy.

In light of the foregoing, Minsal reports that the surveillance protocol has been implemented and the patient is currently in good health and without complications.

Furthermore, they recommend consultation with doctor to people “who have traveled abroad and have close skin-to-skin contactincluding sexual intercourse, and present: sudden onset of unexplained skin lesions, with one or more symptoms such as fever, swollen glands, muscle or back pain, and malaise.

If there is any doubt, from the Ministry of Health they activate a website for consultation about monkeypox.

In that region, Brazil confirmed this week two new cases of monkeypoxwith what until now accumulated a total of five positive and further leads the list of countries with the most disease diagnoses in Latin America along with Mexico, which has reported a similar number of cases.

According to a recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO), Europe remains the epicenter of the outbreak detected a month ago in the UK, with more than 1,500 cases registered in 25 countries (85% of the global total).

Of that amount, positive has been reported in at least four Latin American countries (Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela), became the first cases in the region to be diagnosed in Buenos Aires, on 27 May.

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