Second case of monkeypox detected in CDMX


In Mexico City, the second case of monkey or monkey pox was detected last Saturday.

The Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, reported, through Twitter, that the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE) confirmed the contagion.

“I share that the InDRE has confirmed a second case of monkeypox in Mexico City. The patient is stable, receives medical attention and isolation and control measures have been established,” the official posted on June 11 at 10:54 p.m., without offering further information.

López-Gatell reported on the first case in the capital of the Republic on May 28, also through social networks.

“Today we confirm the first imported case of monkeypox in Mexico. He is a 50-year-old man, a permanent resident of New York City, who probably caught it in the Netherlands. He attends in Mexico City.

“Fortunately, he is stable and in preventive isolation. We hope he recovers without complications.

Monkeypox is spread from person to person by direct contact. It is not spread by air, water or food. The efficiency of contagion is low, so there are generally isolated cases or small outbreaks, not generalized epidemics,” he posted on Twitter that morning.

Epidemiological surveillance

The Jalisco Ministry of Health reported last Saturday that in follow-up to the active epidemiological surveillance since May 24 and reinforced after the confirmation of the first case of monkeypox in a person of American origin, detected in Puerto Vallarta and who escaped to his country without isolation on the 4th, actions for the detection and timely care of the disease continue in health units throughout the state and that there are two suspected cases, one man and one woman.

The first is a 40-year-old male person, originally from Toronto, Canada, and a resident of Puerto Vallarta, the agency specified in a press release.

“He was at the beach club between May 27 and June 4. He started with symptoms on June 7 “.

The second case corresponds to a 23-year-old woman who lives in Zapopan.

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