Venezuela detected its first case of monkeypox in a traveler from Spain, the Ministry of Health reported in a statement on Sunday.
“Through the epidemiological fence, the first suspected case of monkeypox was detected at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía (24 km from Caracas),” according to the statement.
“The patient, who entered the country from Madrid, Spain, had contact with two infected in the city of Barcelona, in the European nation. He was isolated immediately, the pertinent tests were carried out and a sample was taken, yielding results positive, with stable health conditions,” he adds.
The Ministry of Health did not give details of the infected person.
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