Last Friday, June 18, the Chilean government confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the country; It is about a young male person who recently traveled to Europe and it is thought that there he contracted the disease that has the whole world in panic.
For its part, the Chilean Ministry of Health, the patient is stable in good health conditions and without complications, so it is expected that he will recover soon.
“This is a young adult from the Metropolitan Region with a history of travel to Europe and presented symptoms of sudden rash.”
This reiterates that monkeypox continues to spread worldwide, which has generated fear and concern despite the fact that the World Health Organization (WHO) indicated that there is no imminent danger at the moment.
Monkeypox cases in Latin America
In AmericanPost.News We reported that the first cases in Latin America were in Argentina and later countries such as Mexico and Venezuela were added, where the virus has spread more rapidly.
For his part, Tedros Adhanom, who is director of the WHO, convened the Emergency Committee for this June 23 with the aim of evaluating whether this global smallpox outbreak of monkeypox represents a public health emergency.
“The global outbreak of smallpox is clearly unusual and concerning,” Tedros said.
This meeting is the highest level of alert according to international health regulations, which at the moment only applies to the COVID-19 pandemic and also to polio.
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What is monkeypox symptoms?
- Muscle pain
- Swelling of the lymph nodes
- intense weakness
Monkeypox is in constant transmission so some nations will begin to take precautions in this regard.
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