Monkeypox First confirmed infection in South America | au Web Portal International News

Infection with the virus infection “monkeypox” similar to smallpox has been confirmed one after another mainly in Europe and the United States, but on the 27th, infection was also confirmed in Argentina. It seems to be the first confirmed infection in Central and South America.

The Argentine Ministry of Health announced on the 27th that the infection of “monkeypox” was confirmed for the first time in the country.

The infection was confirmed by a man who was staying in Spain until the 16th of this month. He is now isolated in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

It is believed that this is the first time that monkeypox infection has been confirmed in Central and South America.

On the other hand, according to Reuters news agency, WHO = World Health Organization revealed on the 27th that about 200 cases of “monkeypox” confirmed in the world have been confirmed so far in more than 20 countries, mainly in Europe and the United States. I made it.

In addition, the fact that the infection has spread outside Africa, where “monkeypox” has continued to occur, is “unusual”, and while alerting member countries, it does not mean that the infection has spread due to mutations in the virus. Pointed out that there is no. “It’s a disease that the general public doesn’t have to worry about,” he said.

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