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The Mexico Ministry of Health reports that, in the last 14 days, a total of 74 probable cases and 51 confirmed cases of mpox or monkeypox have been identified in the country.

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The Fortnightly Technical Report on Epidemiological Surveillance in Mexico, available at , states that since the confirmation of the first case on May 28, 2022, and until March 6, 2023, 6,559 people who meet the definition have been identified. probable case operational; Of these, 3,928 were confirmed, 293 are under study, and 2,338 were ruled out by laboratory tests.

The Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE) notified that the accumulated positive cases are distributed in the 32 states:

Mexico City, 2,029 infections; Jalisco, 402; State of Mexico, 361; Quintana Roo, 238; Yucatan, 169; Nuevo Leon, 125; Puebla, 68; Veracruz, 64; Tabasco, 57; Chiapas, 52; Lower California, 32; Tamaulipas, 31; Queretaro, 30; Hidalgo, 26; and Morelos, 25.

In addition, Campeche, 23; Chihuahua, 25; Guanajuato, 22; Sinaloa, 19; Aguascalientes, 18 Coahuila, 16; Guerrero, 15; Oaxaca, 14; San Luis Potosi, 12; Tlaxcala, 12; Nayarit, 10; Michoacán, eight; Baja California Sur, six; Colima, six; Sound, five; Zacatecas, five; and Durango, three.

Regarding the distribution by sex assigned at birth, the predominance is in men, with 97 percent; the age group from 30 to 34 years is the one with the highest prevalence, which presents an incidence rate of 10.8 per 100,000 inhabitants; that is, 1,025 of the 3,928 confirmed cases.

Regarding the gender of those who provide information, 95.76 percent corresponds to male and 3.29 percent, female; 0.22 percent is non-binary; 0.11 percent, bigender; 0.20 percent, transgender; and 0.42 percent corresponds to another group.

The most common symptoms reported are rash in 100 percent of cases, followed by fever in 72.1 percent, and headaches in 62.9 percent.

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Those who live with HIV, suffer from syphilis and diabetes mellitus, among others, are more vulnerable to developing the disease.

As of March 6, 18 deaths have been identified, of which four are directly related to mpox infection, two are not related to this cause, and 12 are being analyzed by a group of experts in infectious diseases and epidemiology to define whether there is a causal association between death and mpox infection.

These are 17 men and one woman, who during medical care presented lesions compatible with mpox.