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Guatemala reports the first case of monkeypox

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  • Guatemala reports the first case of monkeypox

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    Agosto 3, 2022

    By Redaccion Diestra

    Guatemala City, August 3. - The Guatemalan health authorities confirmed this Wednesday the first case of monkeypox in the country and are analyzing three other suspected cases, while one more has been ruled out.

    The Minister of Public Health, Francisco Coma, explained that the case was registered in a 31-year-old man, in the colonial city of Guatemala.

    According to the official, the person infected with the virus, which he did not identify, told them that he had contact with people who came from abroad. "He has not left the country so the contagion could have been local."

    "Today we are informing the population of the appearance of the case through tests of the National Health Laboratory," Coma stressed, explaining that three other suspected cases of this disease are under study.

    The patient is stable, since he was isolated and received medical treatment at his home, the minister explained during a summons to Congress.

    Guatemala reporta el primer caso de viruela del mono