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Fourth case of monkeypox confirmed in Cuba

Fourth case of monkeypox confirmed in Cuba

The Ministry of Public Health has issued a notification in this regard. Fourth case of monkeypox confirmed in Cuba.

In a note published on their website, they explain that it is a 26-year-old male Cuban citizen living in Cienfuegos province, a health worker who had direct contact with the third case detected on the island.

“On 30 September, it begins with skin lesions suggestive of disease, so a sample is taken from them and confirmed by the National Reference Laboratory of the Pedro Cori Institute (IPK) on 1 October,” he explained. .

They report that the patient was in strict isolation due to direct contact, so new contacts are happening. It develops favorably and without complications.

Similarly, MINSAP says that for the third case the rest of the isolated contacts remain asymptomatic on the eighth day of surveillance.

Third case of monkeypox confirmed in Cuba on September 23, 2022The diagnosis was made when a 27-year-old Cuban resident in the province of Cienfuegos, a Cuban resident in the United States, who presented suspicious symptoms of the disease, was diagnosed.

The patient started with symptoms on 15th September and attended health services on 22nd.

An Italian tourist had the first case of monkeypox in Cuba last August., “Having been in a critically unstable condition since the 18th, he quickly developed into gravity, died on the afternoon of the 21st,” the Cuban Ministry of Public Health reported.

Recall that the World Health Organization has explained that the monkeypox virus spreads from person to person through close contact with contaminants such as injuries, body fluids, respiratory droplets and bedding.

People with monkeypox usually have fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes.

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