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Mexico: 21% increase in cases of smallpox

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Mexico: 21% increase in cases of smallpox

Mexico City, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The number of cases of smallpox in Mexico has increased 21% with 341 cases in the last week, the Health Ministry reported.

The report indicates that there is already a total of 1,968 people who have been infected in the country. So far there have been no deaths directly associated with this cause, the Minister explains.

The disease has been present in 31 states of the Republic. Only Durango remains unaffected.

This Wednesday Puerto Vallarta, in Jalisco, reported the first three cases of monkeypox in women, since last June the first cases of this viral disease had been detected and confirmed in the state, the first of them in this port, but all of them in men.

Jalisco accumulates 242 confirmed cases, of which 98,8% are male, with an average age of 34 years, and 1.2 female, with an average age of 29 years, according to a report from the local health secretariat.

The state agency pointed out that of the total, 20 cases are still active (only 8,2%), while 234 (91,8%) have already passed the contagion period.

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