Santa Cruz reports 5 new monkeypox infections, now there are 20 cases

Santa Cruz reports 5 new monkeypox infections, now there are 20 cases

August 15, 2022, 8:01 PM

August 15, 2022, 8:01 PM

This Monday, August 15, the department of Santa Cruz added 5 new infections of monkeypox. In total, Bolivia has 21, of which 20 are in Santa Cruz and one in Potosí.

This was announced by Carlos Hurtado, manager of Epidemiology at Headquarters, at a press conference in which he gave the epidemiological report.

He indicated that, immediately, the follow-up of the cases, which were confirmed by Cenetrop, will begin; he also stated that they have identified 12 contactsto whom the respective epidemiological follow-up will also be carried out.

This Monday afternoon the first case was known in the department of Potosí.

Hurtado pointed out that 15 previously reported patients are stable and that two of them may soon be discharged after having overcome the disease.

remembered that There are isolation centers in the public health system for those people who do not have the necessary conditions for isolation domiciliary. Epidemiological monitoring is carried out daily, said the doctor.

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