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Over 1,300 monkeypox cases reported in the Americas

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Over 1,300 monkeypox cases reported in the Americas

Washington, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Monday announced that at least 1,325 monckeypox cases have been reported in 14 nations in the Americas.
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According to PAQHO, 81% of infections have been so far reported in the United States (53) and Canada (28), showing a relative rise of 77 and 31% in the last seven days, respectively.

Likewise, during this period, Brazil and Peru reported 198 and 500%, respectively.

Plus, PAHO pointed out that, out of the 472 cases with available information on gender and age, 75% are men aged 18 and 44.

On the other hand, out of the 168 cases analyzed on sexual orientation, 94% were identified as men having sex with men and of these, 24% are HIV positive.

This situation prompted WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus to announce a reconvening of the Emergency Committee to assess whether monkeypox is or not an international emergency.

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