Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Mexico reports first imported case of monkeypox

The Mexican Ministry of Health advised individuals to continue washing their hands often and to wear a surgical mask when approaching a sick person.

“This is a 50-year-old person, a permanent resident of New York City, who was probably infected in the Netherlands,” said Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo Lopez-Gatell.

The person “is stable and in preventive isolation,” the Mexican official said on Twitter, expressing the hope that the person “will recover without complications.”

He also said that monkeypox is transmitted through direct, person-to-person contact.

“The efficiency of contagion is low, so there are usually isolated cases or small outbreaks, not generalized epidemics,” he added.

The Mexican Ministry of Health advised individuals to continue washing their hands often and to wear a medical mask when coming into direct contact with a sick person.

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