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  • #16
    Source: http://spanish.peopledaily.com.cn/n3...-10142197.html

    Bolivia maintains epidemiological surveillance due to the increase in cases of monkeypox
    Xinhua2022:09:01.09:38

    LA PAZ, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- The Bolivian Ministry of Health, in coordination with the Departmental Health Services (Headquarters), reported that epidemiological surveillance is being maintained due to the rise in cases of monkeypox in the country.

    The statistical technician of the Epidemiology Directorate of the Ministry of Health and Sports, Marco Antonio Rocha, told Xinhua on Wednesday that a registry is being carried out in the country to detect more infections, based on the information provided by the people who gave positive for the disease.

    The Bolivian government declared an epidemiological alert last May and presented a protocol that is applied by the Headquarters in the nine departments of the country in the event of any suspicious case.

    Bolivia registered the first case of monkeypox on August 1 and to date has registered 78 active cases, to which is added a recovered patient, for an average of 2.5 daily infections.

    The Bolivian departments that have reported positive cases of monkeypox are: Santa Cruz (east) with 67, La Paz (west) with six, Cochabamba (center) with five, and Potosí (southwest) with one.

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    • #17
      Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...livia/47874032

      Active cases of monkeypox rise to 85 in Bolivia
      This content was published on September 03, 2022 - 16:19 September 03, 2022 - 16:19

      La Paz, Sep 3 (EFE).- Active infections of monkeypox in Bolivia amounted to 85 and are registered in five of the nine regions of the country, which also reports three people recovered from the disease.

      The region with the most reported infections is eastern Santa Cruz, the largest in the country, which registers 75 confirmed cases, followed by La Paz with 6 and Cochabamba with 5, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health.

      The Andean department of Potosí has ​​an active case and the southern region of Chuquisaca reports another, while three patients have already been discharged after overcoming the disease, the report said.

      Among the total cases there is an 11-year-old girl, a 7-year-old boy, a 16-year-old adolescent and a pregnant woman, as confirmed by the health authorities...

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      • #18
        Source: https://www.opinion.com.bo/articulo/...451879203.html

        Cases of monkeypox rise to 92 in Bolivia; 89 are active
        In Santa Cruz, 79 positive patients have been registered to date; the rest is distributed in La Paz (6), Cochabamba (5), Potosí (1) and Chuquisaca (1). While the cases ruled out in the country add up to 249.
        EDITORIAL September 4, 2022 (11:04 p.m.)

        Positive cases of monkeypox rose to 92 in Bolivia, after two more positive cases were registered this Sunday in the department of Santa Cruz. Of those registered, 89 are active.

        In Santa Cruz, 79 positive patients have been registered to date; the rest is distributed in La Paz (6), Cochabamba (5), Potosí (1) and Chuquisaca (1). While the cases ruled out in the country add up to 249.

        Active epidemiological surveillance is a constant in each of the departments, says the ministry, which ensures: "it monitors all contacts with positive patients, as well as suspects, following a strict surveillance and blocking protocol", reported Duty.

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        • #19
          Source: https://www.opinion.com.bo/articulo/...927879887.html

          Health reports 110 active cases of monkeypox to date
          ABI September 10, 2022 (08:39 a.m.)

          The Ministry of Health and Sports reported that 9 patients have recovered from monkeypox and the assets amount to 110 people.

          The official report of cases of Monkeypox in Bolivia, establishes that to date there are 110 active patients, 9 recovered. During this day, 6 cases were presented and the accumulated total amounts to 119.

          The epidemiological report that monitors the entire country establishes that in La Paz there were 6 positive cases, 64 discarded; Oruro does not present cases, 22 discarded; while of the 6 suspected cases, 1 tested positive in Potosí and 5 were discarded.

          In the Bolivian valleys there is a report that in Cochabamba they gave 44 negatives, 7 active; in Chuquisaca 9 negative 1 active; in Tarija 3 negatives, while in the city of Santa Cruz to date 166 discarded and 104 active, in Beni 20 suspects were ruled out and in Pando 5 tests were negative.

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          • #20
            Source: http://spanish.peopledaily.com.cn/n3...-10145959.html

            Bolivia registers 29 more patients with monkeypox in the last week and accumulates 119 cases
            Xinhua2022:09:13.08:48

            LA PAZ, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Cases of monkeypox or monkeypox continue to rise in Bolivia, registering 29 infections in the last epidemiological week and adding 119 since the first record in the country, although the spread of the disease It is under control, the Minister of Health and Sports, Jeyson Auza, reported Monday.

            The Bolivian minister stated at a press conference that the spread of monkeypox is controlled with the plan deployed at the national level, an action that includes prevention, containment and mitigation.

            "To date, with this screening of patients, we have reported 119 confirmed cases ... we are working to contain the disease and we can say that its spread is under control," he said.

            Auza explained that 110 cases of the disease are still "active" and on the way to recovery, while nine more have already been discharged after fully recovering.

            The first case of monkeypox in the South American nation was confirmed on August 1 in Santa Cruz, a 38-year-old citizen.

            Last May, the Government of Bolivia declared an epidemiological "alert" before the disease arrived in the country and then presented a protocol for the Departmental Health Services in the nine regions of the country in the event of any suspected case.

            Monkeypox manifests itself with symptoms such as fever, headache and muscle pain, as well as the appearance of scabs or blisters on the face, palms of the hands or soles of the feet of patients.

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            • #21

              By: Micaela Sanjines Ordóñez • Bolivia.com
              Bolivia added four other cases of monkeypox in total, the infections amount to 117
              In total, there are 129 people who have contracted monkeypox, of which 12 have already managed to overcome the disease.
              Thu, 15 / Sep / 2022 10:59 am

              The Ministry of Health released a new epidemiological report on monkeypox infections. The report details that to date the active cases amounted to 117 and 12 people have already managed to overcome monkeypox. After showing the presence of four infected people this Wednesday, the total number of people who have or had the virus reached 129.

              In the detail by department, the report explains that in the department of La Paz there are six positive cases for monkeypox, Oruro has not presented cases so far and Potosí remained with only one infected. In the department of Cochabamba, seven positive cases have been reported so far, Chuquisaca maintains its only infected and Tarija has not reported patients with monkeypox.

              The department of Santa Cruz continues to rise in cases of the viral disease, so far 114 patients have been reported, while Beni and Pando continue without reporting monkeypox infections.

              Based on current data on monkeypox, person-to-person transmission occurs through close and prolonged contact. Routes of transmission include respiratory droplets to which the individual is exposed after prolonged face-to-face contact or intimate physical contact. Direct contact with infectious lesions or other body fluids can also be a means of contagion or through contact with clothing or sheets contaminated with crusts or body fluids.

              Let's remember that when a person contracts monkeypox, they can present: fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, lack of energy and swollen lymph nodes. After these symptoms, the following appear: rashes that can last from two to three weeks and can be located on the face, the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, the eyes, the mouth, the neck, the groin and the regions body genitals. Symptoms usually last two to three weeks.

              This is how the Ministry of Health set up a free line 800101104 that will allow patients who are positive or suspected of monkeypox to receive care, medical follow-up and guidance. If you also require information about monkeypox, symptoms and contagion, you can access the web page set up by the Ministry of Health.

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              • #22
                Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...livia/47912356

                Active cases of monkeypox rise to 145 in Bolivia
                This content was published on September 19, 2022 - 14:01 September 19, 2022 - 14:01

                La Paz, Sep 19 (EFE) .- Active infections of monkeypox in Bolivia amounted to 145, of which 92 are still active and 7 correspond to minors, the Ministry of Health reported Monday.

                At a press conference, the Minister of Health, Jeyson Auza, detailed the evolution of the outbreak in the country, highlighting "the work of the national health system" to contain the disease.

                Of 578 suspected cases of monkeypox, 433 have been ruled out.

                Of the nine departments of the country, Santa Cruz concentrates the majority of the positive cases with 130, followed by Cochabamba with 7, La Paz with six and Chuquisaca and Potosí with one each, while in the regions of Pando, Oruro, Tarija and Beni no infections reported yet.

                Of all the infections that have occurred in the country, 120 correspond to patients between the ages of 20 and 39, 15 between the ages of 40 and 49, 5 between the ages of 15 and 19, 3 between the ages of 50 and 59, and one case between the ranges from 1 to 5 years and 10 to 14 years.

                The ministry indicated "that the prevention and surveillance work is slowing down the number of cases of monkeypox" and that, as with covid-19, biosecurity measures must "continue"...

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                • #23
                  Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...onkey/47931302

                  Bolivia reports 113 active cases and 61 recovered cases of monkeypox
                  This content was published on September 26, 2022 - 14:33 September 26, 2022 - 14:33

                  La Paz, Sep 26 (EFE) .- The Bolivian Ministry of Health reported this Monday that the country has 113 active cases of monkeypox and 61 are patients who have recovered from this disease that is active in three departments of Bolivia.

                  The Minister of Health, Jeyson Auza, reported at a press conference in La Paz that of the 174 cases reported in total, 113 are in the "recovery process" and that there are already 61 people who have recovered and can continue with treatment. their "everyday life".

                  Active cases are distributed in the central axis of the country, that is, in the departments of La Paz, central Cochabamba and eastern Santa Cruz, the latter being one of the departments hardest hit by covid-19 and now this disease.

                  The minister detailed the age ranges of active cases of monkeypox in the country, so that five patients are in the range of 5 to 19 years, while 94 are between 20 to 39 years.

                  While 10 patients are between 40 and 49 years old and four patients are between 50 and 59 years old, according to information released by Auza.

                  He also stressed that of the 61 recovered, 50 patients are in Santa Cruz, five in Cochabamba, four in La Paz, and one in Chuquisaca and in the Potosí highlands, respectively...

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                  • #24
                    Source: https://www.bolivia.com/actualidad/n...el-mono-368704

                    Bolivia reaches 122 active patients who contracted monkeypox
                    Monkeypox cases continue to rise, especially in the department of Santa Cruz, which reports the highest number of infections nationwide.
                    Wed, 28 / Sep / 2022 5:33 pm
                    By: Micaela Sanjines Ordóñez • Bolivia.com

                    The new report on monkeypox in Bolivia, issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports, reported five new cases of the disease, so that up to now there is a total of 122 active patients.

                    In the same way, 63 recovered patients were reported, so the total number of patients who contracted monkeypox amounts to 185 people.

                    In the detail by department, the report explains that in the department of La Paz there are seven positive cases for monkeypox, Oruro and Potosí maintained the number of infections, with zero and one respectively. The department of Cochabamba reported seven positive cases, in Chuquisaca there is only one patient with the disease and Tarija remains with zero patients with a positive result for monkeypox.

                    The department of Santa Cruz continues to increase in cases of the viral disease, so far 169 active patients have been reported, thus being the area with the most infections in the entire national territory. Meanwhile, Beni and Pando continue without reporting monkeypox infections...

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                    • #25
                      Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...tivos/47950682

                      Cases of monkeypox in Bolivia add up to 200, of which 98 are still active
                      This content was published on October 03, 2022 - 16:28 October 03, 2022 - 16:28

                      La Paz, Oct 3 (EFE).- The Bolivian Ministry of Health reported this Monday that 98 cases of monkeypox or monkeypox are still active, of the 200 patients that have been reported since the first contagion of the disease in the country in August.

                      In his weekly report, the Minister of Health, Jeyson Auza, mentioned that more than 50% of the cases are officially recovered "without symptoms and have no possibility of contagion."

                      Of the 98 active cases, 93 are registered in the Santa Cruz region, four in Cochabamba and one in La Paz.

                      Since the first patient with the disease was detected, only five of the nine regions of the country have reported infections, with Santa Cruz being the department that concentrates the most cases with 182, followed by Cochabamba with 9, La Paz with 7 and Potosí and Chuquisaca each. with one.

                      Auza mentioned that the ministry maintains constant coordination with the municipalities and departmental health services in order to prevent new infections in "vulnerable groups" of the country's population.

                      Bolivia declared a health emergency due to monkeypox in May and since then it has been able to identify positive cases through laboratory tests, the results of which are known on the same day...

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                      • #26
                        Source: https://lavozdetarija.com/2022/10/05...iruela-simica/

                        Bolivia reports 105 active patients with monkeypox
                        By Agencies
                        October 5, 2022 - 10:13:00

                        In Bolivia, 105 active patients with monkeypox and 105 recovered are reported, according to information from the Ministry of Health.

                        Yesterday, three infected people appeared, bringing the accumulated number of cases to 210 patients.

                        The epidemiological report of the total cases registered to date, establishes that in La Paz there were 7 patients who were infected with monkeypox and 137 were discarded; Oruro does not present cases and registers 53 discarded; while, of the 7 suspected cases in Potosí, 1 tested positive.

                        In the Bolivian valleys there is a report that in Cochabamba 100 patients tested negative and 10 active; in Chuquisaca, 14 negatives and 1 active were registered; Tarija 3 negatives.

                        While in the city of Santa Cruz, 269 discarded and 191 positive were reported; in Beni, after the analysis, 32 negatives were determined and in Pando, 5 tests were negative...

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                        • #27
                          Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...Dmica/47963436

                          Bolivia reports the first death from monkeypox
                          This content was published on 07 October 2022 - 20:46 07 October 2022 - 20:46

                          La Paz, Oct 7 (EFE) .- A 28-year-old man is the first fatal victim of monkeypox or monkeypox in Bolivia, the coordinator of Urban Networks of the Departmental Health Service (Headquarters) of Santa Cruz reported this Friday. George Quiroz.

                          "The patient had gone through the viral phase and what led to this result were the basic pathologies that he presented," the official said at a press conference.

                          At his turn, the director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital, Marcelo Cuéllar, which was the center that attended the case since last September 17, explained that the man already presented a complication due to "immunosuppression" together with lesions in the skin.

                          It was precisely the low immune response that caused the wounds to become infected and cause an inflammatory reaction until "multiple organ failure" occurred, explained the specialist.

                          Santa Cruz is the epicenter of monkeypox infections, with 195 cases equivalent to 90.6% that have occurred in the country since the beginning of August, according to data from Headquarters.

                          Of that number, 57 patients are under home isolation and another 7 receive treatment in health centers designated for the care of the disease.

                          In its latest report, the Ministry of Health quantified 215 cases nationwide, of which 108 were discharged and 107 remain active.

                          The infections have been concentrated in the departments of Santa Cruz (195), Cochabamba (11), La Paz (7), Potosí (1) and Chuquisaca (1).

                          Bolivia declared a health emergency due to monkeypox in May and since then it has managed to identify positive cases through laboratory tests whose results are known on the day...

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                          • #28
                            Source: https://eju.tv/2022/10/en-bolivia-se...iruela-simica/

                            In Bolivia there are 142 patients recovered from monkeypox
                            09/10/2022
                            In Bolivia, 142 monkeypox patients have recovered and 75 are active, according to the report from the Ministry of Health.

                            On Saturday, there were no infected people and the accumulated total amounts to 217.

                            The epidemiological report that monitors the entire country establishes that 196 patients infected with monkeypox were reported in Santa Cruz, Cochabamba 12, La Paz 7, Potosí 1 and Chuquisaca 1.

                            by Omar Pereira

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                            • #29
                              Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...onkey/47995188

                              Bolivia reports a second death from monkeypox
                              This content was published on October 20, 2022 - 17:01 October 20, 2022 - 17:01

                              La Paz, Oct 20 (EFE) .- The health authorities of the Bolivian region of Santa Cruz, the largest in the country, confirmed this Thursday the death of a second person who was infected with monkeypox.

                              The patient was admitted on October 10 to the San Juan de Dios hospital, in the city of Santa Cruz, with a diagnosis of monkeypox, but also with underlying pathologies such as Chagas disease and mild kidney failure, he explained to the media the director of the health center, Marcelo Cuéllar.

                              This person, who presented more than two hundred skin lesions characteristic of monkeypox, was evaluated by "internists, immunologists and epidemiologists and began treatment to try to improve and boost the immune system that was quite deteriorated," he said.

                              His clinical condition was deteriorating and the case was complicated by the multiple skin lesions that he presented and that led to sepsis, "leading him to multiple organ failure with kidney, liver and respiratory failure" that caused his death this morning, he said. Cuellar.

                              The director of the hospital lamented the death, the second reported in the country as a result of monkeypox.

                              According to Cuéllar, in both cases coincidences were seen such as an immune-based disease, the multiplicity of "serious" skin lesions and the lack of response of the organism to antibiotic treatments, which "ends with multiple organ failure and the death of the patient".

                              The latest report from the Bolivian Ministry of Health indicates that in the country there are 81 active cases of monkeypox and 156 recovered patients, with a total of 237 people who were infected with the disease.

                              The infections are concentrated in the departments of Santa Cruz (213), Cochabamba (13), La Paz (8), Potosí (1), Chuquisaca (1) and Oruro (1), while in the three remaining regions they have not been reported. reported cases so far.

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