Panama Reports 110 Total Cases of Monkeypox

Panama registers 110 cases of mpox;82 complete their confinement

The Panamanian Ministry of Health announced this Wednesday that the accumulated total of infections in the country has risen to 110. 28 of these new cases reported in the period of January 18 to 25 are active.

The samples indicated that they tested positive for monkeypox. 70 doses of vaccine have been applied to try to cut the chain of transmission of the virus and the spread of the disease.

Out of these 110 cases, 108 are men and 2 women between the ages of 19 and 59 years old. 22 patients have been isolated at home, while 6 have been kept in health facilities. 82 have already concluded their confinement period.

The Ministry urged citizens to continue with healthy lifestyles and to practice safe sex as part of preventive measures to avoid contamination.

The first case of monkeypox in Panama was reported on July 5, involving a 30-year-old man with fever. The World Health Organization decided to rename it mpox on November 28, to prevent racist and stigmatizing comments.

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