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The Ministry of Health of Argentina recorded the first case of monkeypox infection in the country

The Argentine Ministry of Health is testing the country’s first possible case of monkeypox. Writes about it TASS with reference to the message of the department of the Latin American Republic.

“The Department of Health is reporting a possible case of monkeypox. AT city ​​of Buenos Aires reported a patient who is likely to have the condition. It has not yet been confirmed,” the ministry announced.

According to preliminary information, a resident of the province of Buenos Aires contracted monkeypox. He presented with symptoms consistent with monkeypox after returning from Spain, where he was from April 28 to May 16.

The Ministry of Health assured that the patient is generally doing well. “He is isolated and receiving treatment,” the doctors explained.

Currently, experts are awaiting test results.

Belgium has previously become the first country in the world to introduced three-week quarantine for monkeypox patients. Any Belgian who tests positive for the virus will have to spend 21 days in isolation. So far, there have been three cases of monkeypox in the country.

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