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The Panama Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) reports that the first monkeypox, or Mpox death in the country in a 35-year-old man in the San Miguelito Health region.


The patient had a severe condition characterized by skin lesions in various parts of the body and manifested the different symptoms of the disease such as fever, general malaise with progressive deterioration of his general condition.

Initially, the patient was in monitored home isolation, however, as the disease evolved, he had to be hospitalized at the Arnulfo Arias Madrid Hospital Complex, from February 17 until his death this month.

To date, Panama has reported 223 cumulative monkeypox cases. The regions that report the most positive cases are: the Metropolitan Region; West Panama, San Miguelito and North Panama.

For its part, the Expanded Immunization Program (PAI) reports that, until April 10, 1,043 doses of the monkeypox vaccine have been administered, with 784 first doses and 259 second doses.

MINSA reiterates that maintaining healthy lifestyles and avoiding contact with people who are carriers of the virus is vital to counteract the spread of this disease.