The Deputy Minister of Collective Health, Eladio Pérez, reported this Wednesday on the detection of a new case of monkeypox in Dominican territory.
“We have caught a new case. This case was identified yesterday and is already isolated,” the official warned.
This is a 21-year-old man, a resident of Santo Domingo, who since yesterday has been admitted to the Ramón de Lara Military Hospital.
The patient, who was infected by having contact with someone from the United States, has several vesicles on his skin that are already being treated.
“It’s a classic case of the disease,” Pérez said.
The deputy minister established that at the Doctor Defilló National Laboratory between 35 and 36 samples have been taken from suspected cases of monkeypox throughout the evolutionary process of the disease, leaving “the majority of cases ruled out.”
He also said that another suspicious case reported in La Vega is being followed up, although “we have had dozens of suspicious cases.”
For her part, the director of the National Laboratory, Ivonne Imbert, announced that from now on, private laboratories were instructed to be able to carry out the monkeypox test.
When questioned about whether this action is due to the increase in suspicious cases, Imbert assured that it was not, emphasizing that there is no cause for alarm.
“We have the assets, supplies and human resources trained to face any situation,” she added.
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