The Peru Ministry of Health reported 85 additional confirmed monkeypox cases on Friday, bringing the country total to 1,022.
Sixteen regions in Peru have reported cases with the Lima metropolitan area accounts 82 percent of the country’s total (841).
Peru is one of nine South American countries to report monkeypox.
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Globally, 41,358 total cases have been reported in 94 countries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the bulk of cases and countries in locations that have not historically reported monkeypox.
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