In a follow-up on the first monkeypox case reported in Cuba this week, the Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba released the following Nota informativa (computer translated):
As our population was informed, on August 20, the first case of Monkeypox was diagnosed in Cuba: a 50-year-old male patient, of Italian nationality, who arrived in the country as a tourist on August 15. of the present year.
This patient rapidly progressed to gravity, being in a critical unstable condition since August 18, dying on the afternoon of the 21st.
The necropsy report carried out at the Institute of Forensic Medicine revealed sepsis due to bronchopneumonia due to an unspecified germ and multiple organ damage as the cause of death.
Likewise, through the studies carried out from the outset to look for possible associated causes that may have conditioned its severity, other pathologies of infectious aetiology were ruled out.
As a result of the focus control actions provided for in the approved protocol for the prevention of this disease in the country, its contacts remain isolated, until now asymptomatic.
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