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Health authorities confirm 60 Monkeypox cases across Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico — As of July 23, 60 cases of Monkeypox were confirmed across Mexico. “This disease is not going to behave like Covid-19. It is not universally or extensively spread,” said the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell Tuesday while providing details on the world’s latest disease concern.

López-Gatell said that Mexico is complying with the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations to deal with the outbreak.

He reported a majority of the cases are in Mexico City and the state of Jalisco, and that other cases have been confirmed in Baja California, Sinaloa, Nuevo León, Colima, Veracruz, State of Mexico, Oaxaca, Tabasco and Quintana Roo, adding that no one has died from the virus and only five of the 60 required hospitalization.

He explained that it is a “disease of very low lethality”, since of the total number of cases in the world, there have only been five deaths, which represents 0.03 percent lethality.

“Yes, it is expected that more cases will continue to appear as we continue to search for them, with active surveillance that we have mounted since the beginning of the WHO warning,” he said.

On July 18, the first confirmed case of Monkeypox was recorded in Quintana Roo. State health officials did not say where in the state the case was confirmed.