(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Mexico on Saturday reported the first confirmed case of
monkeypox in the country, according to deputy health secretary Hugo
Lopez-Gatell, Trend reports citing Reuters .
The patient was a 50-year-old permanent resident of New York who
is being treated in Mexico City, Lopez-Gatell said on Twitter.
'He was probably infected in the Netherlands,' Lopez-Gatell
wrote, adding that the patient was being isolated and was in stable
On Friday, Argentina became the first Latin American country to
report a case of monkeypox.
Around 20 countries where monkeypox is not endemic have reported
outbreaks of the viral disease, with more than 200 confirmed or
suspected infections mostly in Europe.
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