Monkeypox in Latin America: Argentina reports first case


According to Argentine health officials, they are two men who were previously in Spain

Signs of disease on the hand of the patient.
Signs of disease on the hand of the patient.Brian WJ MahiAFP
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Argentine health officials confirmed this on Friday. The first two cases of monkeypox were reported in Latin America. “result of the sample taken by PCR Malbran Institute Tested positive in the first suspected case of monkeypox,” reported a statement from Ministry of Health and that “the sequencing showed a high percentage of homology with sequences from the group of West Africa “.

According to the Argentine press, the first case is a 40-year-old man who had returned from Spain. The report said that the patient is “in good condition, undergoing symptomatic treatment”, while his close contacts are under clinical and epidemiological control and have not presented symptoms.

In Buenos Aires, The news was received with caution. “For now, it doesn’t scare me, but we have to be careful because Covid doesn’t scare us either,” said Pablo, 43, a salesman.

Ministry of Health Another case was confirmed in the afternoon which was under study. He is a resident of Spain visiting the province of Buenos Aires and has no relation to the previous patient. His age was not disclosed.

“The person presents ulcerative wound With no other associated symptoms, he reached the country on May 25 and symptoms started on May 26. The patient is in good general condition, isolated and receiving symptomatic treatment,” the report said.

“His close contacts are under strict clinical and epidemiological conditions, all of whom are asymptomatic till date,” he added.

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

Its presence in non-endemic countries worries experts. So far, confirmed cases in non-endemic areas have generally been mild and No death has been reported.

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