Monkeypox cases rise to 26 in Paraguay | News

The Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare of Paraguay (MSPBS) reported on Wednesday the appearance of two new positive cases of monkeypox, bringing the total to 26 since the appearance of the disease in that country.

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According to a statement issued by the General Directorate of Health Surveillance, attached to the agency, all patients are male, with an average age of 34 years and with no history of having traveled abroad.

All the registered cases reside in the metropolitan area of ​​Asunción and the Central department, distributed in the cities of Mariano Roque Alonso, Lambaré, Luque, Areguá, San Lorenzo and Capiatá, the document adds.

They also specify that three suspicious clinical pictures are being monitored, while they have already ruled out 103 notifications from Asunción itself, Concepción, Guairá, Caaguazú, Caazapá, Alto Paraná, Central, Amambay, Canindeyú, Presidente Hayes and Alto Paraguay.

Paraguay has not registered deaths in the process, nor are there hospitalized patients for this cause, they clarify.

For his part, the Minister of Health, Julio Borba, recently insisted to the public that they should come to a consultation promptly in the event of any of the symptoms associated with the disease and that due importance should be given to it.

Paraguay registered the first confirmed case of the disease on August 25.

Meanwhile, the American continent continues to be at the center of the global pandemic, with a cumulative 109,498 confirmed cases, 3,006 probable cases, and 76 deaths to date, according to figures from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).