Monkeypox: the Ministry of Health notified of the first case in a Peruvian child

Minsa announced the first case in a Peruvian child.

New cases and this time it’s minor. Through a press release, the Ministry of Health reported the first infection of a Peruvian boy with monkeypox.

According to official information, the minor has eight years and receives relevant care with all family members.

Likewise, Minsa specialists ensure that the infant is stable, but is still being followed by doctors specializing in this disease.

The boy was diagnosed with monkeypoxin the early hours of Sunday August 28, which had previously suffered a series of exams and assessments which made it possible to detect their state of health.

With this confirmation, the Ministry of Health records the first case of monkeypox infection in a child. The public entity recalled that it continues to evaluate constantly through the National Center for Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control (CDC), to all with the aim of identifying life-threatening patterns in critically ill patients.

Alarm due to increase in Monkeypox cases in Peru
Alarm due to increase in Monkeypox cases in Peru

Likewise, the Minsa called on the population to continue preventive measures to avoid new infections. As recalled, so far two people, one aged 45 and the other 35, both with monkeypox, have diedbut not because of said infection but because they caused a delicate health situation.

They said the first case involved a 45-year-old man who had stopped his HIV treatment and had bronchopneumonia. In the second patient, they had type I acute respiratory failure and postoperative bowel obstruction.

According to the latest report from the health sector, until August 29, 2022monkeypox case confirmed in Peru exceed 1,463.

According to mineof this total sum, are the patients divided into 16 regions of Peru, of which stand out:

– Metropolitan Lima (1,181)

– Provinces of Lima (14)

– Callau (90)

– Freedom (74)

– Arequipa (46)

– Cuzco (9)

– Piura (8)

– Cash (6)

– Lambayeque (6)

-Ucayali (6)

-Ica (5)

– Tacna (4)

– Saint Martin (4)

– Junin (3)

– Lorette (3)

– Cajamarca (2)

– Huanuco (2)

Peru is the third country with the highest number of monkeypox cases in the world.
Peru is the third country with the highest number of monkeypox cases in the world.

As can be clearly seen in the figures distributed by the state entity, the disease was concentrated in the capitalas is the case in other countries.

Of the total, 80% of the infections recorded to date correspond to Metropolitan Lima. Monkeypox is present in 41 of the 43 districts, and in the case of Callao it is found in six of the seven districts.

On the other hand, in the official document published on their social networks and on its official website, the entity pronounces on the death of a 35-year-old person on August 26, apparently due to monkeypox.

“The patient came to a high complexity hospital in a serious state of health, with a diagnosis of acute respiratory failure type I, post-operative for intestinal obstruction and with a history of monkeypox diagnosed on July 15, ”they specify in the letter.

They also explain that due to his condition, this 35-year-old patient lost his life following a strong septic shock caused by a bacterial pneumonia not specified at this time.

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