Argentina confirmed this Friday the third case of monkeypox, in a 36-year-old patient residing in the city of Buenos Aires, which in turn is the first case in the South American country with no history of travel, according to official sources.

The patient is currently in good health, complying with the corresponding isolation and hospitalized for his care, the Argentine Ministry of Health said in a statement.

As reported, the patient made the first consultation on June 6 at a private clinic in Buenos Aires, reporting the date of onset of symptoms on May 31, presenting headache and muscle pain, fever, back pain and from On June 2 last, he developed vesicular rashes. On June 7, the case was reported and the sample was sent to the ANLIS Malbrán laboratory, which confirmed on June 9 the first case of monkeypox with no history of travel in Argentina. This is the third confirmed case in the country.

Argentina had reported on May 27 the first case of monkeypox that corresponded to a man resident in the province of Buenos Aires who had been in Spain. The second case of monkeypox in Argentina corresponds to a resident in Spain who is visiting the province of Buenos Aires and who has no connection with the first patient detected.

The three patients are in good health, without having presented complications, the health portfolio indicated this Friday, adding that no secondary cases have been detected to date among close contacts.

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