The Mexican Public Health Secretariat (SSA) has confirmed at least 60 cases of monkeypox.
Speaking during the daily morning press conference of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on Tuesday, July 26, SSA Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo Lopez-Gatell said that, to date, there have been no fatalities from monkeypox in Mexico.
“Only about five or six people have been hospitalized because they had severe immunosuppression conditions, but, in general, everyone has recovered in approximately 21 days,” he said.
The cases of monkeypox, which is related to the virus that causes smallpox, but leads to milder symptoms and is rarely fatal, have been detected in 11 Mexican cities.
Over 16,000 monkeypox cases and five related deaths have been reported in 75 countries and regions, according to the latest figures released by the World Health Organization, which declared the monkeypox outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” on Saturday, July 23.