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The Ministry of Health of the Nation, based on the results received last night from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INEI), confirms the diagnosis of monkeypox in two patients residing in the city of Buenos Aires (CABA).

An abstract representation of the virus by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

The people referred to have no relationship between them, but it is coincidental, as background, that both recently arrived in the country from Europe.

In relation to the above, one of the people is a 47-year-old man who, after a trip through France and Spain, began with non-specific symptoms last Saturday, July 2, to which the appearance of a rash was added two days later, reason for which he approached a private health provider in the city of Buenos Aires.

Another man also has a history of traveling to Spain, who returned to Argentina on June 30 and presented symptoms on July 1, 2022. As a result, the day before yesterday the person went to make a consultation at a public hospital in the same jurisdiction.

Both patients are under medical follow-up and in good general condition, complying with the isolation indicated by the health protocol.

With these two new cases of monkeypox, there are a total of 9 diagnoses of this disease made by the scientific teams of the INEI, dependent on the National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes (ANLIS) “Dr. Carlos Malbran.