Cuba’s Ministerio de Salud Pública reported Saturday a confirmed monkeypox case in a 26-year-old male citizen from Cienfuegos province.
The individual is a health care worker who had direct contact with the third case reported in Cuba with monkeypox.
On September 30, symptoms began with skin lesions suggestive of the disease, so a sample of them was taken and confirmed by the National Reference Laboratory of the Pedro Kouri Institute (IPK) yesterday.
This patient is in strict isolation for being a direct contact, so no new contacts are declared. He is progressing favorably and without complications.
The rest of the isolated contacts for the third case remain asymptomatic on the eighth day of surveillance.
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