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  • #16
    Source: https://www.losandes.com.ar/sociedad...-en-argentina/

    Community circulation of monkeypox confirmed in Argentina
    A young man from Italy was found to have monkeypox, Covid-19 and HIV.

    The Government assured it in the last National Epidemiological Bulletin. Of the 133 confirmed cases, 71% are "indigenous".
    Correspondent Buenos Aires
    Friday, August 26, 2022 14:19 p.m.

    The Ministry of Health of the Nation confirmed this Friday that there is community circulation of the so-called "monkey pox", with 133 cases distributed in five provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

    The information was confirmed this Friday by the portfolio led by Minister Carla Vizzotti in the National Epidemiological Bulletin corresponding to epidemiological week 33 of this year.

    Until August 24, 133 cases of people suffering from monkeypox were confirmed. Of the total confirmed cases, 38 had a history of travel outside the country prior to the onset of symptoms.

    Of the 95 cases without a travel history, 71 have data that refer to sexual contact with travelers or strangers or close contact with a confirmed case.

    The median age of the cases is 35 years with a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 58 years.

    71.4% of confirmed cases were diagnosed in the last four weeks.

    99.9% of the cases corresponded to the legal male sex.

    “To date, no serious cases or deaths from this cause have been reported,” the Ministry of Health of the Nation said in its report.

    Of the 133 cases, 32 are in Buenos Aires; 91, in the Federal Capital; 1, in Mendoza, two in Río Negro; and 2 in Santa Fe.

    Meanwhile, there are another 21 cases that are being analyzed in Buenos Aires, the Federal Capital and Neuquén.

    The cases per epidemiological week show a gradual and sustained increase in confirmed cases from week 26 and a more pronounced increase from week 31, said Salud.

    An awareness of surveillance can also be observed, especially in the increase in suspicion, particularly from week 31, added the health portfolio.

    Most cases in the current outbreak have presented with mild symptoms of the disease, however, it can cause severe disease in certain risk groups (young children, pregnant people, and immunosuppressed people).

    The cases were mainly characterized by the presence of vesicular exanthems, in several cases few lesions in different locations including genitals, perianal, hands, torso and face.


    99.9% of the confirmed cases to date in Argentina have occurred in people of the legal male sex, with one case of legal female sex and a transgender woman, with a median of 35 years, with a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 58 years.

    To date, one of the most affected populations is that made up of men who have sex with other men (60 of the 133 cases registered so far refer to it and for the rest of the cases the data is not available).

    However, the Ministry of Health recalled that monkeypox can affect anyone who comes into contact with a person sick with monkeypox, especially if they have direct physical contact, or with contaminated materials.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has so far confirmed 42,800 cases reported in 124, with twelve deaths. America and Europe are the two continents with the most cases, with about 21,100 each.

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    • #17
      Source: https://cipollettidigital.com.ar/con...ruela-del-mono

      Health reported 170 confirmed cases in seven provinces of monkeypox
      Seven provinces concentrate the 170 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Argentina, as reported today by the Ministry of Health in its Epidemiological Bulletin.

      According to this information, which compiles the information available up to August 31, 40 cases were reported in the province of Buenos Aires, 118 in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, 5 in Córdoba, 1 in Mendoza, 1 in Neuquén, 2 in Río Negro and 3 in Santa Fe.

      In this way, 69.4% of the cases reside in CABA, 23.5% in the province of Buenos Aires, and 2.9% in Córdoba.

      The Ministry of Health explained that, of the 170 confirmed cases of monkeypox in our country, 41 had a travel history prior to the onset of symptoms: 26 from Europe, 8 from North America, 6 from South America, and an unspecified trip.

      Of the 129 cases without a history of travel, information is available on 92 confirmed cases, for which there is information on a history of physical contact with suspected/confirmed/symptomatic cases, physical contact with a traveler, multiple/occasional relationships.

      99.41% of the confirmed cases correspond to people of legal male sex and one to female and transgender women, with an average age of 35 years, a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 61.

      The most affected population, to date, is made up of men who have sex with other men (90 out of 170 reported it this way), however, it is important to remember that the Ministry stressed that monkeypox "can affect anyone who enters in contact with a person sick with monkeypox, especially if they have direct physical contact, or with contaminated materials".

      The report also specified that the cases per week show a gradual and sustained increase in confirmed cases from week 26, and a more pronounced increase from week 31.

      In addition, most of the cases in the current outbreak presented mild symptoms of the disease, characterized mainly by the presence of a skin rash and in several cases few lesions in different places (genitals, perianal, hands, torso and face).

      Other presenting symptoms were lymphadenopathy (glands that increase in size), fever greater than 38.5°, myalgia, fatigue, headache, and back pain.

      They also reported that to date no serious cases, hospitalizations or deaths have been reported, but that it can cause serious illness in certain risk groups (young children, pregnant women and immunosuppressed people).

      According to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), as of August 24, a total of 42,800 confirmed cases of monkeypox were reported in the world in 124 countries, and 12 deaths, while worldwide, 5,100 cases were reported in the last seven days.

      In the Region of the Americas, from August 11 to 17, there were 18,659 confirmed cases, representing an increase of 34% compared to the previous week.

      For its part, two deaths were reported in the region, the first in Brazil and the second in Ecuador (both were male and had pre-existing pathologies).

      In addition, they detailed that in the last three weeks the proportion of female cases has been increasing, and that five countries reported 46 confirmed cases with people under 18 years of age (Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru).

      Meanwhile, 82% of the cases in the Region of the Americas, with available information, are cases of local transmission.

      For its part, as of August 24, Africa reported 404 cases; the Region of the Americas, 21,120; Europe, 21,098; the Western Pacific Region, 121; the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 36; and the South-East Asia Region, 14.

      On July 23, the WHO, due to the rapid spread of the virus in at least 75 countries and territories, declared that the current outbreak of smallpox constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Importance, and urged "intensify epidemiological surveillance measures identify cases and their contacts and implement control measures".

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      • #18
        Source: https://www.airedesantafe.com.ar/sal...es-vih-n362588

        Monkeypox: 30% of infections in Argentina are patients with HIV
        40% of monkeypox infections were recorded during August. "We are only seeing the tip of the iceberg," said Elena Obieta, an infectious disease doctor. The specialist called to live a full sexuality with care.
        September 11, 2022 - 08:19

        Elizalde

        Until August 31, 170 cases of monkeypox were confirmed in the country, of the total confirmed cases, 41 presented a history of travel outside the country, as indicated by the latest National Epidemiological Bulletin issued by the Ministry of Health of the Nation. 40% of infections were reported in August, from epidemiological week 31 to 34. To date, no serious cases or deaths from the virus have been reported.

        Specialists warn that the number of cases of monkeypox could be higher and do not rule out more infections. “We are convinced that we see the tip of the iceberg. There are many people who know, because they read and know or have a friend, that they have the disease and in the best of scenarios they isolate themselves at home and do not say so," Elena Obieta, an infectious disease doctor, member of the Society confirmed to AIRE. Argentina of Infectious Diseases and head of the Communicable Diseases service in the Municipality of San Isidro.

        "We know that 30% of patients have HIV and are receiving treatment, there are others who are undergoing pre-exposure prophylaxis," said the specialist, who recommended leading a conscious and safe sexual life.

        40% of infections were reported in the last four weeks of August, in this regard Obieta did not rule out that this trend is sustained. “These diseases evolve by outbreak. We do not know how it is going to continue, if the cases will continue to increase in the coming weeks and then go down, "said the infectologist. The National Epidemiological Bulletin indicated that 118 infections were registered in Caba, 40 in Buenos Aires, 3 in Santa Fe and 2 in Río Negro.

        “The most worrying thing is that we are not aware that we are at an alert level for sexually transmitted infections, that all people must know their HIV status, an absolutely treatable disease, not yet curable, and be able to keep sex as free as possible. and pleasant, but carefully”, reiterated the infectologist.

        So far, the most affected population is that made up of men who have sex with other men (90 of the 170 cases registered so far refer to it and for the rest of the cases the data is not available). Regarding the jurisdiction of residence of the confirmed cases, 69.4% reside in CABA and 23.5% in the province of Buenos Aires, and 2.9% in Córdoba.

        Monkeypox can affect anyone who comes into contact with a person with monkeypox, especially if they have direct physical contact, such as sexual contact, or with contaminated materials.

        Since the beginning of the outbreak, most cases in Argentina presented mild symptoms of the disease and to date no deaths from the virus have been recorded. In this regard, the infectologist stressed that the difficulties presented by the disease are very few, while mortality is less than 1%.

        "The indications for hospitalization of patients are very few and basically have to do with pain because if the ulcers are very important in the genital and perianal region they can cause a lot of pain and strong analgesics such as morphine must be given," explained Orbeta.

        The cases are mainly characterized by the presence of vesicular exanthems, in several cases few lesions in different locations including genitals, perianal, hands, torso and face...

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        • #19
          Source: https://www.perfil.com/noticias/actu...anterior.phtml

          Argentina already has 265 cases of monkeypox, 20% more than the previous week
          The average age of the cases is 38 years, with a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 61 years. More than 70% of the confirmed cases were registered in people residing in the City of Buenos Aires.
          Yesterday 19:57


          The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported 265 cases of monkeypox in our country detected until September 13, a number that shows an increase of 20% compared to the last week recorded, when 221 cases were reported.

          This was reported by the health portfolio in the National Epidemiological Bulletin (BEN), where it is also detailed that suspicious cases were reported in 14 jurisdictions and confirmed in 9. However, more than 70% of the confirmed cases were registered in people residing in the City of Buenos Aires, and together with Buenos Aires and Córdoba account for 97% of the cases.

          Of the total cases, about 81.1% have no travel history prior to the onset of symptoms and no serious cases or deaths from this cause have been reported, said Salud.

          How old are the people who contracted monkeypox in Argentina

          The average age of the cases is 38 years, with a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 61 years, while 70.5% of confirmed cases were diagnosed in the last 4 weeks.

          So far, the most affected population is that made up of men who have sex with other men: 152 of the 265 cases registered so far refer it and for the rest of the cases the data is not available.

          According to the Bulletin, 99.6% of the cases correspond to people of the legal male sex and only one has registered the legal female sex (of transgender woman gender).

          However, they clarified: "It is recalled that monkeypox can affect anyone who comes into contact with a person sick with monkeypox, mainly if they have direct physical contact such as sexual contact, or with contaminated materials."

          Monkeypox: the symptoms presented by the cases

          Most of the cases in the current outbreak presented mild symptoms of the disease, however, it can cause severe disease in certain risk groups such as young children, pregnant people and immunocompromised people.

          The symptoms were mainly characterized by the presence of vesicular exanthems, in several cases few lesions in different locations including genitals, perianal, hands, torso and face, the report detailed...

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          • #20
            Source: https://www.perfil.com/noticias/actu...enfermas.phtml

            Cases of monkeypox increase and 326 sick people have already been registered
            There is only one woman among those affected. Most cases are concentrated in CABA and AMBA. In the last four weeks, 61.6% of positives were detected.
            Today 15:30

            Statistics from Argentina show that in the last 30 days monkeypox or monkeypox, as it is formally known, has grown in incidence. As of September 20, 326 cases had been confirmed in the country. Much more than what was recorded, for example, on September 7, when the cases were 221. It can be said that in a period of 30 days, 61.6% of the confirmed cases were diagnosed.

            In the National Epidemiological Bulletin, prepared by the Epidemiology Directorate, it is detailed that the majority of patients reside in CABA or AMBA. Far behind in terms of figures come Córdoba and Santa Fe. But there is a detail that draws a lot of attention, of the 326 cases, all are men with the exception of one woman.

            "So far, the most affected population is that made up of men who have sex with other men (186 of the 326 cases registered so far refer to it and for the rest of the cases there is no data)," it is explained in the report.

            85 percent of sick people had not traveled when their symptoms started. In addition, the average age of the patients is 34.5 years. The youngest patient is 18 years old.

            The good news, within this scenario, is that 100 percent of people have survived...

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            • #21
              Source: http://spanish.xinhuanet.com/2022100...61f3de5/c.html

              Argentina confirms 396 cases of monkeypox
              spanish.news.cn| 2022-10-05 09:28:00|

              BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Argentina reported today a total of 396 cases of monkeypox, distributed in 10 of the country's 24 provinces, according to an Epidemiological Bulletin of the Ministry of Health.

              The official information, which compiles data available until September 27, established that the cases increased by 21.4 percent, compared to the 326 infections that had been disseminated in the report of September 27, which compiled cases until the day 20 of that month.

              The report indicates that there are suspected cases in 14 provinces and confirmed cases in 10 provinces.

              More than 70 percent of the confirmed cases were registered in residents of the city of Buenos Aires, which together with the province of Buenos Aires (center) and that of Córdoba (center), add up to 96.2 percent of the country's total .

              Of the total, more than 86 percent have no history of travel prior to the onset of symptoms, and that until the closing date of the study "no serious cases or deaths from this cause have been reported."

              The bulletin establishes that the average age of the cases is 34.5 years, with a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 61 years.

              Most of the cases in the current outbreak showed mild symptoms of the disease, although the health ministry said it can cause serious illness in certain risk groups, such as young children, pregnant people and immunosuppressed people.

              Symptoms mainly included the presence of vesicular exanthems, and in several cases few lesions in different locations including hands, torso and face.

              Argentina detected its first case of the disease on May 27.

              Since the international notification of the first cases of this disease in non-endemic countries, the Argentine Ministry of Health formed a work team to monitor the new event and generate specific recommendations for health teams and the population.

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              • #22
                Source: https://www.el1digital.com.ar/socied...que-la-semana- previous/

                Monkeypox: 480 cases confirmed in the country, 21 percent more than the previous week
                12 October, 2022

                More than 68 percent of the confirmed cases were registered in residents of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) which, together with the provinces of Buenos Aires and Córdoba, account for 94.6 percent of the cases.

                This Tuesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 480 cases of monkeypox until October 4 in the country, which represents an increase of 21 percent compared to the last epidemiological report (396) with data until September 27. .

                Thus, the National Epidemiological Bulletin (BEN) confirmed cases in 13 jurisdictions. More than 68 percent of the confirmed cases were registered in residents of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) which, together with the provinces of Buenos Aires and Córdoba, account for 94.6 percent of the cases.

                In this way, the report indicated that, of the total, more than 88 percent have no travel history prior to the onset of symptoms and that until the closing date "no serious cases or deaths from this cause have been reported."
                Of the 480 cases, 330 were reported in the City of Buenos Aires. 112 are inhabitants of different districts of Buenos Aires, 12 from Córdoba, seven from Santa Fe, seven from Tierra del Fuego, three in Neuquén, two from Río Negro, two in Santa Cruz, one in Corrientes, one in Mendoza, one in Salta, one in San Juan, and one in Tucumán.

                According to the Bulletin, "no serious cases have occurred in Argentina to date, however, certain populations are at greater risk of presenting severe forms, such as (young children, pregnant people and immunosuppressed people)".
                The cases confirmed so far in the country were mainly characterized by the presence of "vesicular rashes" in different locations, including the genitals, perianal, hands, torso, and face.

                According to the Bulletin, 99.4 percent of the cases correspond to people of legal male sex. The average age of the cases is 35 years, with a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 61 years.

                So far, the most affected population is that made up of men who have sex with other men (267 of the 480 cases registered so far refer to it and for the rest of the cases the data is not available).

                However, from the Ministry they recalled "that monkeypox can affect anyone who comes into contact with a person sick with monkeypox, mainly if they have direct physical contact such as sexual contact, or with contaminated materials."

                Likewise, the report specified that of the 480 confirmed cases so far, 56 refer to travel history prior to the onset of symptoms...

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                • #23
                  Source: https://www.telesurtv.net/news/argen...1019-0027.html

                  Argentina reports 524 cases of monkeypox in 14 provinces
                  Published October 19, 2022 (17 hours 6 minutes ago)

                  67 percent of patients with the condition reside in the city of Buenos Aires.

                  The most recent epidemiological bulletin of the Ministry of Health of Argentina, made public this Wednesday, reflected that 524 cases of monkeypox have been detected in that Latin American nation, distributed in 14 of the 24 provinces.

                  The text that contains the data up to October 11, highlights a 9.16 percent increase in infections compared to the report for the week ending October 4, when 480 cases had been confirmed.

                  It also emerged that more than 67 percent of patients with monkeypox reside in the city of Buenos Aires, which together with the province of the same name and Córdoba represent 94.3 percent of the entire country.

                  Likewise, the average number of infected patients was established at 35 years, while 18 years and 61 years are the minimum and maximum ranges.

                  The report details that most of the cases in the current outbreak have mild symptoms, although the Ministry of Health highlights that immunosuppressed people, children and pregnant women may be at risk of becoming seriously ill.

                  Until the closing date, no deaths from the disease or serious cases due to it had been identified. The first case of monkeypox in Argentina was detected on May 27.

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                  • #24
                    Source: https://www.infobae.com/salud/2022/1...-en-argentina/

                    Monkeypox was diagnosed for the first time in a child in Argentina
                    The boy is 10 years old and lives in the city of Buenos Aires. He had a fever and rashes. How the contagion occurred and what the case implies, according to experts in infectology and dermatology consulted by Infobae
                    By Valeria Roman
                    October 26, 2022

                    For the first time, monkeypox was diagnosed in a child in Argentina. He is 10 years old and lives in the city of Buenos Aires, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Ministry of Health of the Nation. Since last May, when the first case of infection caused by the Monkeypox virus was confirmed in the country, most of those affected have been adults, with an average age of 35 years...

                    ... In Argentina, between May and August, smallpox cases increased slowly. From the second half of August they grew "gradually". In the first week of October, a lower number of cases was registered than in the previous week. But in the second week of October, 85 confirmed cases were reported and another 20 were under study at the time of closing of the last epidemiological bulletin.

                    It was the week with the most confirmed cases reported since the beginning of the outbreak in the country. "In relative terms, the average week-on-week increase registered for the last four weeks was 14%," said the epidemiology experts from the Health portfolio, referring to the evolution of the outbreak between the second half of September and the first half of October.

                    In total, 627 cases of people with monkeypox have been confirmed in Argentina. Until now, the youngest patient registered was an 18-year-old adolescent. Now there was the case of the 10-year-old boy. As symptoms, the little boy had a fever greater than 38° and rashes on his arms. "As an epidemiological background, it is a close contact of a confirmed case, and the area of ​​contagion would be within the family," the experts clarified. That is, the child had been a close contact of a relative who also had the infection. At the moment, "evolves favorably."...

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                    • #25
                      Source: http://spanish.peopledaily.com.cn/n3...-10165684.html

                      Argentina confirms 675 cases of monkeypox
                      Xinhua2022:11:01.09:03

                      BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Argentina on Monday reported a cumulative total of 675 cases of monkeypox, distributed in 15 of the country's 24 provinces, according to an Epidemiological Bulletin of the Ministry of Health.

                      The official information, which compiles data available until October 25, established that cases increased by 7.65 percent, after the 627 infections that had been released in the previous report, which compiled cases until October 18.

                      More than 66.5 percent of the confirmed cases were registered in residents of the city of Buenos Aires, which together with the province of Buenos Aires (center) and that of Córdoba (center) add up to 94.7 percent of the total of the city. country.

                      The report indicated that although no deaths from the disease have been reported, "the first case has been registered that has required admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). It is an immunocompromised patient (HIV without treatment) who is currently stable with mechanical ventilation.

                      The bulletin established that the average age of the cases is 34 years, with a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 61 years.

                      Most of the cases in the current outbreak presented vesicular rashes in different locations, including hands, torso and face, in addition to fever and lymphadenopathy...

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                      • #26
                        Source: https://www.telesurtv.net/news/argen...1108-0004.html

                        Argentina accumulates 746 cases of monkeypox
                        Published 8 November 2022

                        Most cases are concentrated in urban areas in the center of the country and in men who have sex with men.

                        The Argentine Ministry of Health reported on Monday a cumulative 746 cases of monkeypox, with suspected cases in 21 jurisdictions and confirmed in 14 of them.

                        According to the National Epidemiological Bulletin, corresponding to week 43 and closing on November 1, the cases increased by 10.51 percent compared to the previous report and 81 suspects are controlled.

                        Around 66.5 percent of the confirmed cases correspond to the city of Buenos Aires, which together with the province of Buenos Aires and the province of Córdoba account for 94.9 percent of the declared total, the statement indicates.

                        Since the registration of the first case at the end of last May, there have been no deaths due to the disease, although one patient is hospitalized in intensive care services with mechanical ventilation, due to HIV without prior treatment.

                        The average age of the confirmed cases is 35 years, with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 78 years, says the bulletin.

                        Likewise, the statistics confirm the global trend of a male majority as the most affected population with a 98.7 percent prevalence, especially men who have sex with other men and with a history of sexual relations with multiple partners.

                        According to health authorities, most of those infected presented vesicular rashes in different parts of the body, mainly on the hands, torso and face, in addition to fever and lymphadenopathy.

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                        • #27

                          Source: https://www.telesurtv.net/news/argen...1114-0036.html

                          Health authorities report 808 cases of monkeypox in Argentina
                          Posted 14 November 2022 (18 hours 27 minutes ago)

                          The highest record of cases at the national level occurs in the Central region, in residents of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and Córdoba.

                          The Argentine Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced this Monday that the nation has accumulated 808 cases of monkeypox since the first contagion with this disease was reported at the end of May.

                          In its recent epidemiological bulletin, published on the website of said ministry and with a closing date of November 8, the Minsa specified that confirmed cases have been reported in 15 provinces and suspected cases in 21.

                          The text expanded that the highest number of cases was detected in the Central region, while 66.3 percent of the positives were registered among residents of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, which together with the provinces of Buenos Aires and Córdoba they concentrate 94.9 percent of those infected.

                          In the bulletin, corresponding to epidemiological week number 44, it was noted that the disease has not caused deaths and that the average number of confirmed cases in the last four weeks was 65.7.

                          According to the report, there was a maximum of 93 positives in epidemiological week 41 and a minimum of 40 in week 44.

                          Among other data of interest, it was stated that the average age of the confirmed cases is 34.5 years, with a minimum of ten years and a maximum age of 78. Most of the cases belong to the male sex (98.7 percent ), while 11 corresponded to the female sex, four to the trans gender and seven to the cis gender.

                          In addition, the report reported that a patient with risk factors for HIV-AIDS infection, afflicted with monkeypox, had to be hospitalized in an intensive care unit with mechanical respiratory assistance.

                          The Minsa specified that so far the most affected population is that of men who have sex with other men and have a history of promiscuous sexual relations.

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                          • #28
                            Source: http://spanish.xinhuanet.com/2022112...3662bb0/c.html

                            Argentina confirms 865 cases of monkeypox
                            spanish.news.cn| 2022-11-21 10:39:15|

                            BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Argentina today reported a cumulative total of 865 cases of monkeypox or monkeypox, distributed in 15 of the country's 24 provinces, according to an epidemiological bulletin from the Ministry of Health.

                            The official information, which compiles data available up to November 15, established that the cases increased by 7 percent, after the 808 infections that had been disseminated in the previous report, which compiled cases up to the 8th of the same month.

                            More than 67.6 percent of the confirmed cases were registered in residents of the city of Buenos Aires, which together with the provinces of Buenos Aires and Córdoba account for 95.1 percent of the country's total.

                            Although no deaths from the disease have been reported, one case has been recorded that has required admission to an intensive care unit, according to the bulletin.

                            "This is an immunocompromised patient (HIV without treatment) who is currently on mechanical ventilation," reads the text.

                            Most of the cases in the current outbreak presented vesicular rashes in different locations, including hands, torso, and face, in addition to fever and lymphadenopathy.

                            Argentina detected its first case of the disease on May 27.

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                            • #29
                              Source: https://www.pagina12.com.ar/502469-s...viruela-simica

                              In Buenos Aires city
                              The first death from monkeypox in Argentina was confirmed
                              The patient, a 44-year-old man, had been hospitalized since September. How are the characteristics of mpox and why the WHO changed the name to monkeypox.
                              November 28, 2022 - 18:05

                              The Ministry of Health confirmed on Monday the first death in Argentina from mpox (monkey smallpox or monkeypox). It was a 44-year-old man who had been diagnosed with HIV without treatment and was hospitalized in intensive care in the city of Buenos Aires (CABA).

                              As officially reported by the National Epidemiological Bulletin (BEN), the patient resided in the province of Buenos Aires, and had been cared for in a public establishment in the City of Buenos Aires since September 17.

                              The patient was in intensive care with mechanical ventilation and died on November 22 due to septic shock.

                              On the other hand, it was specified that the deceased had a diagnosis of HIV-AIDS without treatment, identifying other associated infections such as herpes, cytomegalovirus, syphilis and pneumonia during his hospitalization.

                              In Argentina, the total number of cases of monkeypox, now called mpox, amounts to 895, according to data up to November 22, and 98.5% of the cases correspond to persons of legal male sex (12 correspond to legal sex female, 4 trans gender and 8 cis gender).

                              The BEN confirmed cases in 15 jurisdictions and suspects in 18 and they continue to be concentrated in the Central region, in large urban conglomerates (66.4% of the confirmed cases were registered in residents of the CABA and together with the provinces of Buenos Aires and Córdoba , concentrate 94.9%). Meanwhile, the average age is 35 years, with a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 78 years...

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