Ecuadorian government notifies second case of monkeypox | News


The Ministry of Health of Ecuador confirmed that the country has a new case of monkeypox disease, with two patients with this disease found in the nation.


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According to the Minister of Health, José Ruales, the new patient is a 27-year-old man, who is treated at the Eugenio Espejo Hospital in Quito, who began with symptoms on the 14th of this month.

Likewise, the Ecuadorian authority stressed that the newly diagnosed person “had a history of a trip to Guayaquil, between July 1 and 3. Possibly there was contact with travelers from abroad who came to the city.”

José Ruales explained that it is not a community transmission and argued that the second case is not related to the first detected in early July, in the Guayaquil region.

“All the patient’s contacts have been identified and are under an epidemiological fence in Quito and Guayaquil,” said the Ecuadorian minister, who noted that the transmission capacity is low.

The Ecuadorian health institution pointed out that the typical symptoms presented by the young man are pustules on the palms of the hands and feet, which then spread to the body, with skin rashes, chills and pain.

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