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  • Shiloh
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    Source: ://abcnoticias.mx/global/2023/1/15/viruela-del-mono-puerto-rico-registra-208-casos-positivos-179841.html

    Monkeypox: Puerto Rico registers 208 positive cases Puerto Rico is located in the second level of the monkeypox outbreak, due to the fact that the most reported transmission route is prolonged and direct close contact.
    by EFE Written in GLOBAL on 1/15/2023 4:16 p.m.


    Puerto Rico. – According to the most recent bulletin of the Epidemiological Surveillance System of the Department of Health (DS), Puerto Rico registered a total of 208 positive cases of Monkeypox.

    Given the high number of confirmed cases, Puerto Rico is located in the second level of the monkeypox outbreak, the health agency reported this Sunday.

    The second level of outbreak means that a local transmission scenario already exists within a defined subpopulation, according to the UK Health Safety Agency, which designed an outbreak categorization system to describe potential monkeypox transmission scenarios. .

    Given this, the DS indicated that Puerto Rico is in the second level of the outbreak, since 83.1% of the confirmed cases had no travel history and the most reported transmission route is prolonged and direct close contact, of the skin type with fur.

    The health agency explained that, since the beginning of the Epidemiological Surveillance System for Simic Smallpox, a total of 608 alerts have been received.

    They are distributed in: 209 confirmed cases for seismic virus (3 confirmed cases non-residents of Puerto Rico), 231 suspected cases, 156 people under investigation, 10 contacts for travel and 2 alerts of cases that belong to another jurisdiction.

    For the period from January 5 to 13, 2023, 3 new alerts have been added up to the time of writing this bulletin.

    As of January 13, one confirmed case of monkeypox, two suspected cases of monkeypox, and one person under investigation are under monitoring and follow-up by the Office of Epidemiology and Investigation.

    It is worth mentioning that three women have been confirmed (3 of 209 cases; 1.4%) and 25 people of 201 cases (12.4%) have been considered heterosexual. EFE
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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.elcaribe.com.do/panorama...n-puerto-rico/

    Confirmed Cases of Monkeypox in Puerto Rico Increase to 201
    Agencies6 November, 2022 2 minutes of reading

    San Juan, (EFE) – Confirmed cases of monkeypox in Puerto Rico rose to 201, while there are 7 suspected cases and 3 under investigation, the island's Department of Health (DS) reported this Sunday.

    As revealed by the DS Office of Epidemiology and Research on its website, 342 tests have also been carried out and 5,297 doses of the vaccine have been administered to prevent the disease.

    According to the most recent DS bulletin of October 29, Puerto Rico is in the second level of monkeypox outbreak (83.3% of confirmed cases had no travel history) and the most reported is prolonged and direct close skin-to-skin contact.

    Although monkeypox can spread to anyone, transmission of the virus is found primarily in a defined subpopulation with the following characteristics: men who identify as homosexual, bisexual, or men who have sex with men (169 of 192 cases or 88%).

    Also, men who have declared having had sexual intercourse in the last 21 days with one or several partners (131 of 173 cases, 75.7%).

    Two women have been confirmed (2 of 200 cases, 1%) and 23 of 192 cases, 12%, are people who identify as heterosexual.

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/...n-puerto-rico/

    Reported cases of monkeypox rise to 188 in Puerto Rico
    The Department of Health acknowledges that Hurricane Fiona affected the taking of samples
    Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 5:12 p.m.
    By Gloria Ruiz Kuilan

    The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in Puerto Rico increased to 188, two more cases than those reported by the Department of Health at the end of September.

    Special Bulletin Number 15 on monkeypox in Puerto Rico, dated October 7, indicates that, until then, 65 confirmed cases of Orthopox virus were under monitoring and follow-up by the agency's Office of Epidemiology and Research. , 14 suspected cases and two people under investigation.

    The report indicates that, since the Epidemiological Surveillance System for Monkeypox began, the Department of Health has received 514 alerts related to this virus. They are distributed in 188 confirmed cases -three of them non-residents in Puerto Rico-, 174 suspected cases, 141 people under investigation, eight travel contacts and two case alerts that belong to another jurisdiction.

    In Puerto Rico, preliminary positivity was estimated at 33.3% during the period from October 2 to 7. This figure represents the number of positive molecular tests among all the tests carried out in a given period.

    The Health bulletin acknowledges that, due to Hurricane Fiona, the taking and processing of samples was affected. “The aftermath of the hurricane affected the number of samples taken and processed, and in turn, the value of positivity; in the last period of analysis only three samples were processed”, indicates the document.

    Of all the cases, 98.9% have been identified in men. On the other hand, the age group with the highest number of cases was 30 to 39 years old with 69 cases (36.7%), while the age group with the lowest number reported was 60 to 69 years old, with three cases (1.6%). The region with the highest number of identified cases is the metropolitan region, with 50.8% of reported cases. Of all the cases, 76.4% had had sexual activity in the past 21 days, it was reported.

    Regarding vaccination, Health reported that, to date, some 3,034 people received their first dose and 1,224 have already completed their vaccination cycle, with two doses.

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://medicinaysaludpublica.com/no...e-monkey/15574

    Puerto Rico Faces Rising Cases of Monkeypox
    1,884 people have recently been vaccinated on the island against the Monkeypox virus
    louis penchi
    September 07, 2022 | | Reading Time: 3 min

    Positive cases of monkeypox increased to 134 today, the Health Department reported, while its chief medical officer justified the emergency declaration signed last week by Governor Pedro Pierluisi.

    Dr. Iris Cardona said today that 132 of those infected are men and only two are women, and she recalled that the profile of infections continues to be among men who have had intimate relationships with various subjects and strangers.

    "Of those 134 cases there are 46 close contacts and about 26 suspected cases, which means that a clinician has seen an additional case of people who could be infected," Cardona said, admitting that cases increased by 20 over the weekend. .

    The Department of Health has administered 1,884 vaccines, in what the official described as an aggressive process to inoculate people who could be at risk.

    Cardona denied that it was an exaggeration to declare a state of emergency, and affirmed that the order signed by Governor Pedro Pierluisi has allowed the prevention and treatment processes to be speeded up.

    The epidemiologist of the Medical Sciences Campus, Doctor Cruz María Nazario, told the Journal of Medicine and Public Health separately that the declaration was really for economic reasons.

    Nazario said there are no signs that the epidemic is out of control and "quite the contrary, the incidence is going down in the United States and Puerto Rico."

    For his part, the former director of Epidemiology of the Department of Health, José Becerra, affirmed that there is no reason for alarm, although some media have given a disproportionate sensation to the government declaration of emergency.

    "It shouldn't have been front page and it was," Becerra said.

    The President of the College of Physicians, Carlos Diaz, declared on his behalf to the Journal of Medicine and Public Health that he supports the declaration signed by the government to raise the necessary resources.

    Meanwhile, Cardona said today that the disease is painful for many people and warned that it is a condition that can, in some cases, lead to complications and the risk of developing severe diseases in the mucous and conjunctival areas.

    "The eye infections that this virus can cause are dangerous," she added, while she maintained that it is a particularly painful condition in the mouth area.

    "Like any viral disease, it produces swelling, pain, fever and produces very itchy and painful lesions." she concluded.

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/...rman-97-casos/

    Monkeypox Transmission Continues to Grow in Puerto Rico: 97 Cases Confirmed
    According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meanwhile, Health reports that over 1,100 vaccines against this virus have already been administered.
    Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 2:37 p.m.
    By Marga Parés Arroyo

    The number of cases of monkeypox (monkeypox) in Puerto Rico continues to grow, with 97 confirmed infections as of this Friday, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    As in the United States, the situation remains an outbreak, with 17,432 cases in 52 jurisdictions.

    According to data from the Department of Health, until this Thursday, 1,129 Jynneos vaccines had been administered in Puerto Rico, in people at high risk or close contacts of confirmed cases of this disease...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...-mono/47853558

    Puerto Rico Urges Vaccination After Increase in Monkeypox Cases
    This content was published on August 25, 2022 - 16:55 August 25, 2022 - 16:55

    San Juan, Aug 25 (EFE) .- The Department of Health of Puerto Rico confirmed this Thursday that cases of monkeypox have increased to 92, adding 13 new infections, and made an "urgent" call to risk groups to get vaccinated

    The increase is notable since just 2 days ago the health agency reported 79 cases, which implied an increase of 4 from the previous week.

    Of the confirmed cases, 90 are residents of Puerto Rico, more than half of them in the metropolitan area, 98% are men and have an average age of 40 years, according to the Health statement.

    "We can still contain the spread of the virus if people at risk are vaccinated and close skin-to-skin contact with individuals who are unaware of their monkeypox health status is limited," Health Secretary Carlos Mellado López said...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.infobae.com/america/agen...puerto-rico-2/

    Confirmed Cases of Monkeypox in Puerto Rico Increase to 79
    ByNewsroom Infobae
    August 23, 2022

    San Juan, 23 Aug. The Department of Health (DH) of Puerto Rico reported this Tuesday that the total number of cases on the island of monkeypox reached 79, while calling for eligible people to be vaccinated.

    Of the total cases, two are travelers, another two are women, and the average age of those infected is 40 years, detailed the DS, led by Carlos Mellado, who acknowledged that "there is growing concern about monkeypox."

    "Although the risk of contagion is low, there are some communities at higher risk and we want them to be able to access information privately about what the eligibility criteria are to receive the vaccine and locate available vaccination centers," he said in a statement. .

    The 79 cases reported this Tuesday mark an increase of four compared to last week, after the August 19 DS bulletin confirmed 75 infected.

    In addition to the confirmed cases, there are at least 92 other cases considered suspicious and 79 people are under investigation...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.metro.pr/noticias/2022/0...n-puerto-rico/

    There are already 75 cases of monkeypox in Puerto Rico
    73 of these 75 cases are island residents.
    by cybernews
    August 19, 2022 at 08:31 a.m.

    The main medical officer of the Department of Health, Iris Cardona reported on Friday that there are already 75 cases of monkeypox in Puerto Rico.

    “73 of these 75 cases are residents of Puerto Rico and the remaining two do not reside in Puerto Rico, but were diagnosed while they were here. There are 73 men and two women,” said Dr. Cardona in a radio interview (Radio Isla 1320).

    “The average profile is 40 years old and they fit within the epidemiological criteria. Travel history, to places of high incidence, having close intimate contact with people in those places or with strangers in those places. And beyond the trip, there are people who have not traveled, but do report having intimate contact with more than one person prior to becoming infected, ”she added.

    The main medical officer mentioned that the causes of contagion occur "by having intimate activity with more than one person, strangers or through a dating application."

    For contagion to occur, the person must have intimate contact with an infected person or through injuries or body fluids.

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...bttiq/47825326

    Puerto Rico Adds 50 Cases of Monkeypox and Urges LGBTTIQ Vaccination
    This content was published on August 13, 2022 - 19:13 August 13, 2022 - 19:13

    San Juan, Aug 13 (EFE).- The Department of Health of Puerto Rico announced this Saturday that the confirmed cases of monkeypox on the island amount to 50 and that it joins organizations of the LGBTTIQ community to vaccinate contacts of the infected.

    The agency will be vaccinating tomorrow, Sunday, August 14, at its facilities, as a result of a joint effort by the organizations Coaí, Inc., Puerto Rico for All, and the True Self Foundation.

    "Again, as happened with covid-19, we began to join forces with all sectors to bring health to all population groups," Health Secretary Carlos Mellado López said in a statement.

    This vaccination appointment is aimed at people considered contacts and identified through the Surveillance and Tracking System of the Island's Epidemiology Office.

    "We urge these people to meet, protect their lives in order to avoid chains of transmission and contagion," Mellado López stressed.

    To date, 247 JYNNEOS vaccines have been administered on the island, which has received a total of 2,807 doses.

    The activist Pedro Julio Serrano, president of Puerto Rico for All, also urged "people from the LGBTTIQ communities to comply with the requirements of this first phase of mass vaccination."

    “It is imperative that LGBTTIQ people, in the same way that we get vaccinated against covid, prioritize this monkeypox vaccination process,” he asserted.

    For his part, José Joaquín Mulinelli, executive director of Coaí, Inc., recalled that although it is not a sexually transmitted infection, monkeypox has particularly affected people from the LGBTTIQ communities....

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...-rico/47791232

    Cases of monkeypox increase to 21 in Puerto Rico
    This content was published on July 29, 2022 - 18:42 July 29, 2022 - 18:42

    San Juan, Jul 29 (EFE) .- The Department of Health (DH) of Puerto Rico reported this Friday that the total number of cases of monkeypox on the island increased to 21, while inviting the vaccination of groups risky.

    This new figure is reached after adding 8 additional confirmed cases this week, the DS explained in a press release.

    They are all men and correspond to the following age groups: 20 to 29 years old (4 cases), 30 to 39 years old (1 case), 40 to 49 years old (2 cases) and 50 to 59 years old (1 case), details the DS.

    Four of the 8 infected confirmed this week have a travel history.

    Despite the increase in cases, the local Health Secretary, Carlos Mellado, indicated that "the risk of contagion for the monkeypox virus, from the current outbreak, is low for the community in general."

    Mellado said in the statement that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have identified populations at risk.

    "These are people who have multiple sexual partners or who meet people through dating apps and have had skin-to-skin contact," he explained.

    "To these populations, in particular, we make a call to attend a Vaccination Center and thus administer the monkeypox vaccine," the official recommended.

    To proceed with the inoculation, the DS established 23 vaccination centers throughout the island.

    The main medical officer of the DS, Iris Cardona, invited people who have had close contact with an infected or suspected case, or who in the past 21 days have had multiple sexual partners, to be vaccinated. EFE

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    Source: https://www.infobae.com/america/agen...n-puerto-rico/

    Monkeypox Cases Increase to 13 in Puerto Rico
    By Newsroom Infobae
    July 24, 2022

    Saint John, July 24. The Department of Health (DH) of Puerto Rico reported this Sunday two additional cases of monkeypox on the island, increasing the total number of people infected by this virus in the Caribbean territory to 13.

    One of the two infected has a travel history, is between 20 and 35 years old and the other between 36 and 50 years old, the DS details in its special bulletin 4 on monkeypox on the island.

    100% of the cases have been identified in men, 72.7% had had sexual activity in the past 21 days, and 54.5% resided in the metropolitan health region.

    Of the thirteen confirmed cases, twelve are residents of Puerto Rico and the rest is from a visitor, adds the DS in the special bulletin.

    The health agency also reported that 61.5% of cases had a travel history in the past 21 days.

    The health agency indicated in the bulletin that since the beginning of the epidemiological surveillance system for monkeypox, a total of 63 alerts have been received.

    They are distributed in 13 confirmed cases, 12 suspects, 24 people under investigation, seven contacts per trip and the same number of cases initially classified as a suspected case and then reclassified as negative.

    The DS pointed out that at the end of bulletin 4 it monitors a total of 30 close contacts of the virus.

    Health also reported on the 24th that they have trained 90 health professionals who will begin administering the monkeypox vaccine in the coming days...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://medicinaysaludpublica.com/no...rto-rico/14913

    Department of Health confirms 3 additional cases of "Monkeypox" in Puerto Rico
    The Department announced the vaccination centers that will receive the Jynneos vaccine, soon
    Yolimarian Torres Yolimarian Torres
    July 21, 2022 | Reading Time: 6 mins.

    Through a statement, the Department of Health confirmed three additional cases of "Monkeypox" smallpox, for a total of 11 confirmed cases for the Orthopox virus on the Island.

    The authorities highlighted that two of the patients fluctuate between the ages of 20 to 30 years and the third case between 50 to 60 years. The two cases had been identified as contacts of previously confirmed cases. The patients are stable and in isolation at home.

    As of July 20 of this year, the United States Centers for Control and Prevention indicate that a total of 15,378 cases are registered in the world, reported in 71 countries.

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    Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...-mono/47760138

    Puerto Rico increases confirmed cases of monkeypox to eight
    This content was published on July 17, 2022 - 17:50 July 17, 2022 - 17:50

    San Juan, Jul 17 (EFE) .- The Department of Health (DH) of Puerto Rico reported this Sunday four additional cases of monkeypox on the island, increasing the total number of people infected by this virus in the Caribbean territory to eight.

    This was announced by the health agency in a tweet through special bulletin number 3 on monkeypox in Puerto Rico.

    "At the moment 8 cases have been confirmed for the Orthopox virus," confirms the DS on his Twitter account.

    Of the 8 confirmed cases, 7 are from residents of Puerto Rico and one from a visitor, details the bulletin published on the official website of the DS.

    Of the total number of infected and confirmed people, 6 have a travel history, five of them to the United States and the sixth to Europe.

    Three of the confirmed cases are between 20 and 35 years old, two between 36 and 50 and three between 51 and 65 years old.

    Since the beginning of the epidemiological surveillance system for monkeypox in Puerto Rico, a total of 30 alerts have been received.

    They are distributed in 8 confirmed cases for Orthopox virus, 3 travel contacts, 8 suspected cases, 4 cases initially classified as suspected cases and later reclassified due to a negative test for the virus, and 7 as "person under investigation".

    Eleven of the alerts have completed their investigation process. The cases that are classified as suspicious, the PCR test for the virus is carried out, indicates the publication, if the result of this test is negative, the investigation of the case is considered completed, affirms the DS.

    Other Caribbean islands that have also confirmed cases of monkeypox are the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Barbados.

    Barbados and Jamaica recently confirmed their first positive case of monkeypox. Barbados confirmed it this Saturday, while Jamaica did so on July 7...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...-mono/47746784

    Puerto Rico Confirms Two Additional Cases of Monkeypox
    This content was published on July 12, 2022 - 14:33 July 12, 2022 - 14:33

    San Juan, Jul 12 (EFE) .- The Secretary of Health of Puerto Rico, Carlos Mellado, reported this Tuesday that two additional cases of monkeypox have been confirmed, which brings the number of people infected by this virus on the island to four.

    "The monkeypox surveillance system confirms today (2) cases for Orthopox virus," Mellado said on his Twitter account.

    The local Health Minister indicated that the four cases reported in total on the island "are not linked to each other and are associated with travel."

    Mellado also explained that the latest detection tests were carried out in the laboratory of the Department of Health.

    The first reported case of monkeypox on the island was reported on June 29.

    At the time, the Health Department said in a statement that the patient remained in isolation at his home, was in stable condition and under medical care.

    The second case, confirmed on July 8, was an adult between the ages of 20 and 35 with a travel history to Europe.

    That case was one of five suspects currently under investigation, of which three gave negative results and another was reclassified for not meeting clinical and epidemiological criteria...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...-mono/47723750

    Puerto Rico investigates four additional possible cases of monkeypox
    This content was published on 03 July 2022 - 20:31 03 July 2022 - 20:31

    San Juan, Jul 3 (EFE).- The Department of Health (DS) of Puerto Rico reported this Sunday that it is keeping four more people under investigation with suspected symptoms of monkeypox on the island, where seven cases have already been confirmed.

    "At this time, the alerts continue to be studied and monitored. We have established surveillance systems, which are essential to avoid a chain of infections," Health Secretary Carlos Mellado said in a press release.

    "If you have any symptoms, isolate yourself at home and speak to a health professional immediately," Mellado added.

    The local health agency confirmed on June 30 the first case of monkeypox on the island and asked the population to be alert to stop any chain of transmission.

    Since then, a total of seven alerts have been registered: the confirmed case, the four cases under investigation, one discarded and one under monitoring (surveillance) for being a travel contact.

    The Department of Justice reported that in order to keep the public informed about the progress of the disease, it will publish weekly on its website the special bulletin on monkeypox in Puerto Rico. The bulletin contains the alerts notified to the dependency.

    The first report details that from June 6 to July 1, 2022, seven monkeypox alerts have been received.

    Among these, there is the confirmed case for the "orthopoxvirus" (the genus that groups monkeypox) and four under investigation that are in isolation.

    All cases are male, between 20 and 50 years old.

    As published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as of July 1, 2022, there are 5,783 cases of monkeypox in 52 countries. Of these, 460 cases are in the United States.

    The World Health Organization said on June 25 that the monkeypox outbreak should not be considered an international health emergency, as is the case with covid-19. EFE

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