An American with monkeypox escapes from a hospital in Mexico


After escaping from the medical center, the man went to the hotel where he was staying with his partner, took his luggage, proceeded on his flight and left Puerto Vallarta on June 4 without his trace, detailed health authority.

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The hands of a patient of monkeypox are affected by pimples.EM

A US citizen suffering from monkeypox escapes from private tourist hospital Vallarta Port, In the Mexican state of Jalisco (West) and then in the country, local health officials confirmed on Wednesday.

patient, the 48 years old and originally from the state of Texas, A statement from the state health secretariat said that despite instructions from medical personnel that they should be tested and kept in isolation, he fled the sanatorium since last weekend.

When they went to the hospital, the subject presented with “cough, chills, muscle aches, and pimple-like sores on the face, neck, and trunk,” detailing the dependence.

After absconding from the medical center, the man went to the hotel where he was staying with his partner. took your luggage, proceeded to your flight and left Puerto Vallarta On June 4, without tracing him, gave detailed information to the health authority.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed to Mexican officials on Monday that the patient had returned to his country Where a test confirming the disease was done.

The man began with symptoms on May 30 and reported his condition to a doctor from Mexico to Texas, who reported the case to the CDC as suspected monkeypox.

The subject was in Berlin, Germany, between 12 and 16 May, and later in the city of Dallas, Texas, before arriving in Puerto Vallarta on 27 May.

During his stay in Mexico, the subject I went to parties at Mantamar Beach Club of Jalisco Spa, therefore the State Health Secretariat urged the population to monitor their health status between May 27 and June 4.

Mexico confirmed its first imported case of monkeypox on May 28 in a 50-year-old American who was treated in Mexico City.

Monkeypox is an infectious disease caused by a virus transmitted to humans by infected animals. Person-to-person spread is possible but considered rare.

The disease was first identified in humans in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1970, and is currently considered to be endemic in a dozen African countries.

Its presence in non-endemic countries worries experts. The confirmed cases so far in non-endemic areas are generally benign and no deaths have been reported.

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