The first case of smallpox in monkeys confirmed by laboratory tests was detected in Mexicoaccording to what was announced by the Deputy Minister of Health, Hugo Lopez-Gatel.
He is a 50-year-old New York resident who is being treated in the capital, Lopez-Gatel said in a Twitter post.
“Most likely infected in the Netherlands”, write down. According to the Mexican Deputy Minister of Health, the patient is in isolation and his state of health is stable.
On Friday, Argentina became the first Latin American country to announce a confirmed case smallpox of monkeys. About 20 countries in the world where smallpox is not endemic have reported cases of the disease, with more than 200 confirmed or “suspicious” infections mainly in Europe.
Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during childhood and adolescence and are common in West and Central Africa, and only occasionally do they spread elsewhere.
Source: News Beast