(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Ecuador's Public Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed the
country's first case of monkeypox, in a 30-year-old man who lives
in the southwest coastal province of Guayas, Trend reports citing
The National Institute of Public Health Research carried out the
tests confirming the virus after the patient displayed
characteristic symptoms such as fever, malaise and skin lesions
resembling pimples or blisters.
'So far, the person is in stable condition and remains in
isolation in Guayas, as do those he came into contact with,' the
ministry said in a statement.
Ecuador activated a nationwide health alert on May 22 to begin
monitoring for the presence of monkeypox and announced its first
suspected case five days later, though it was eventually ruled
Monkeypox, a zoonotic disease endemic in parts of Africa that
has spread to other continents, is transmitted mainly through
direct contact with infected blood or bodily fluids.
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