They detect the first case of monkeypox in Venezuela

According to the Venezuelan health authorities, the patient was immediately isolated.

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This Sunday, the Venezuelan Ministry of Health reported that they detected the first case of Monkeypox in the country, from Spain.

Through its official Twitter account, the State institution announced that through an epidemiological study carried out at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetia, the first suspected case of monkeypox in Venezuela would have been detected.

According to the information issued by the Ministry of Health, the patient was immediately isolated, “pertinent tests were carried out and a sample was taken, showing a positive result, with stable health conditions,” he emphasized.

Likewise, the Venezuelan State affirmed that the patient, of whom they did not offer further identity details, entered the country from Madrid, Spain, where he supposedly had contact with two infected in the city of Barcelona.

The Minister of Health, Magaly Gutiérrez confirmed the information via Twitter and said that “our health teams are complying with the protocols and thus establish the epidemiological fence.”

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