Four new cases of monkeypox were confirmed by the Ministry of Health (Minsa), through the Department of Epidemiology, making a total of 63 positives accumulated to date.
According to the Minsa of the 63 confirmed cases, 41 are active. Of these, 9 are in hospital isolation and 32 cases remain at home.
As dictated by the protocol, they were clinically evaluated with samples taken for analysis at various health facilities.
The Minsa highlighted that the samples were sent to the Gorgas Memorial Institute where they were processed, giving positive results for monkeypox, so the health teams immediately carry out field investigations in order to determine the close contacts of these cases and offer them vaccination against monkeypox to break the chain of transmission of the virus and the spread of the disease.
To counteract contagious years, the Expanded Immunization Program (PAI) has applied 33 doses of vaccine against monkeypox; 31 are first doses and 2 correspond to second dose.