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First confirmed monkeypox infection in Chile, young man with a history of traveling to Europe | Reuters

On June 17, the Chilean Ministry of Health announced that it had confirmed the country’s first monkeypox-infected person. The photo is an image. Taken in May (2022 Reuters / Dado Ruvic)

[Santiago 17th Reuters]–The Chilean Ministry of Health announced on the 17th that it had confirmed the first monkeypox-infected person in the country.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, the infected person is a young man from the Metropolitan region who has traveled to Europe. He is in good physical condition with no complications, but has symptoms such as lesions and swollen lymph nodes.

In Latin America, monkeypox infection was first confirmed in Argentina, followed by Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela.

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