Diseases & Medicine

Argentina confirms first case of monkeypox

Symptoms of monkeypox include

rash with blisters fever swollen lymph nodes headaches muscle and back aches fatigue

Monkeypox can be contracted by:

contact between the skins
face-to-face communication
skin-to-skin contact contacting contaminated bedding, towels, clothing, or objects

According to the Health Ministry, Argentina has confirmed its first case of monkeypox in a man who arrived from Spain.

“The patient is in good condition and is receiving symptomatic treatment; his close contacts are under clinical and epidemiological control, with no symptoms to date,” the ministry said in a statement.

According to the ministry, “the sample taken from the first high-probability case is positive, confirming infection with poxviruses belonging to the Eurasian-African group of the Orthopox genus.”

Following that, genomic sequencing revealed a high percentage of homology with the West African clade, similar to that found in new cases around the world, it added.

The health ministry advised those experiencing symptoms to wear a face mask, maintain social distance, and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

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