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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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CARDOZO, Miguel et al. Monkeypox Virus Infection: First case reported in Paraguay. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2022, vol.17, n.2, pp.74-78. ISSN 1996-3696.

The infection transmitted by the monkeypox virus has been known for a few years, characterized by conditions from mild skin lesions to another more complex; however, since the month of May, there has been a resurgence of cases with notification of epidemiological alert worldwide, later declaring a public health emergency by the WHO in July.

Most of the cases were observed in men who have sex with men, suggesting the greatest exposure to sexual intercourse and eventually raising the question of new genetic mutations.

The first case of Monkeypox in Paraguay is presented, in a young adult male patient, with mild involvement, without systemic repercussions, and with a favorable evolution. Sanitary measures are once again the fundamental pillar for the adoption of protocolized guidelines and procedures in order to achieve proper public health surveillance.

Keywords : Monkeypox; Monkeypox virus; HIV; blister.

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