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The National Ministry of Health confirms the fourth case of monkeypox in the country based on the positive result of the PCR test carried out by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INEI) of the National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes ( ANLIS) Dr. Carlos Malbran. 

An abstract representation of the virus by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

This is a 45-year-old man who lives in Godoy Cruz, Mendoza province, and who had traveled to Spain in the last 21 days.

The person began to present a fever greater than 38°, swollen lymph nodes and vesicular rashes on June 15, the suspected case was reported on the 19th and the samples were sent to the national reference laboratory with a positive PCR result on the 21st for monkeypox. At the moment, his state of health is good and he is complying with the corresponding isolation.

The first case of monkeypox in the country was confirmed on May 27 in a 40-year-old man living in the province of Buenos Aires with a history of travel to Spain. That same day, the second case of this disease was also confirmed in a 49-year-old man, a resident of Spain, visiting the province of Buenos Aires and with no connection to the first case. The third was confirmed on June 9 in a 36-year-old citizen residing in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and with no travel history. To date, no secondary cases have been registered from the four confirmed cases.