Mexico reporting 60 confirmed cases of monkeypox

Published: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 4:54pm

Mexico is reporting dozens of cases of monkeypox, declared this weekend by the World Health Organization a public health emergency of international concern.

On Tuesday, national health official Hugo Lopez-Gatell said that Mexico had confirmed 60 cases, a handful of hospitalizations and no deaths so far.

More than half the cases were concentrated in Mexico City. Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, has yet to report a case, though nearby Baja California and Sinaloa each had one.

“It’s important to emphasize that it’s a very low mortality disease,” Gatell said, adding that he doesn't expect it to spread extensively.

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