Peruvian government confirms first case of monkeypox | News


The Minister of Health of Peru, Jorge López Peña, confirmed this Sunday the first case of monkeypox in the South American country.


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According to the highest health authority, the case involves a foreigner who was admitted to the Santa Rosa hospital, “he remains stable and isolated in his home with his other relatives,” he said.

Minister López Peña explained to local media that the patient has had monkeypox for ten days and today all the medical tests performed were positive.

Although the minister did not reveal details of the patient such as his name and nationality, he did report that the respective health protocols were taken to treat the case, at the same time, he urged citizens to take care of themselves.

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) ruled out monkeypox as a global emergency or concern, “the monkeypox outbreak does not determine that the event constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (Pheic). ),” they add.

However, the WHO Emergency Committee noted that efforts are required to combat the outbreak in the world, “in order to control monkeypox, intense response efforts are required,” they add.

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