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Health officials confirm three cases of Monkeypox in Quintana Roo

Chetumal, Q.R. — A total of three cases of Monkeypox have been confirmed in the state of Quintana Roo. Earlier this week, one patient who was isolated with the virus was released.

Dr. Alejandra Aguirre Crespo, Head of the State Ministry of Health, reported that there are cases in both the north and south of the state. She said that so far, the status of those infected remain stable.

“Spekepox is one of the diseases that also falls within the covid group, which are symptomatic and which will depend on the symptoms that the patient has and then the medicine prescribed,” she said.

Crespo explained that epidemiological surveillance is being done in both air and ferry terminals around the state so potentially infected people can be identified.

“We have worked very closely with the Ministry of Tourism and private hospitals in order to strengthen the protocols, making them aware of the particularities of the disease and continue teaming up,” she said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been over 16,000 cases globally, including in 68 countries where the virus isn’t typically seen.