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MINSAP reports on the second case of Monkeypox in the country



We inform our population that today the second case of Monkeypox diagnosed in the national territory was confirmed, which is not related to the previous case.

This is a Cuban citizen, resident in the United States, 60 years old, male, who arrived in Cuba on August 26, 2022 through the José Martí international airport in Havana, from Miami, United States. During the International Sanitary Control at the border, he did not declare a health problem.

That same day he went to the residence of a relative in Havana, where he remained until August 30.

On the 28th he began with headache, fever, malaise, sore throat and later skin lesions appeared in the form of macules and papules, attending the health services on August 30, due to the persistence of symptoms. Taking into account this clinical picture, it was decided to admit him for isolation, study and treatment.

On August 31, monkeypox infection was confirmed in the patient, in a PCR study carried out at the IPK National Reference Laboratory.

The epidemiological survey, contact identification and other focus control actions established in the action protocol for these cases continue to be deepened.

Ministry of Public Health

Havana, August 31, 2022

“Year 64 of the Revolution”

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