Confirmed Cases of Monkeypox in Puerto Rico Increase to Eight

Cases that are suspected are tested by PCR for the virus.

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This Sunday, four new cases of monkeypox were confirmed in Puerto Rico, for a total of eight people infected by this virus in the Caribbean territory, according to the country’s Department of Health (DS).

“At the moment 8 cases have been confirmed for the Orthopox virus,” the DS reported on its Twitter account.

According to the report released by the Department, of the eight confirmed people, seven are residents of Puerto Rico, and one is a visitor.

Of the confirmed people, six have travel history, five to the United States and one to Europe.

According to the report, three of the confirmed cases are between the ages of 20 and 35, two between 36 and 50 and three between 51 and 65 years.

The Department of Health stated that cases that are suspected are given a PCR test for the virus.

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