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Peru's Monkeypox Outbreak Concentrated in Lima

July 27, 2022 • 6:10 am CDT
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Peru's National Health Institute Director Victor Suarez confirmed the country is experiencing "community transmission" of the monkeypox virus, with 203 cases detected in 2022. 

TeleSur reported on July 26, 2022, that this monkeypox outbreak is concentrated in Lima and its neighboring province of Callao.

Most of those infected are men, about thirty-five years of age.

Peru's initial monkeypox patient was confirmed on June 26, 2022, and lives in Lima's Pueblo Libre district.

On July 1, 2022, Peru's government announced that the samples sequenced belong to the West African clade of monkeypox, whose lethality is lower (1%) compared to the Central African clade (3%).

To notify international travelers of their monkeypox risks, the U.S. CDC issued an Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions, that included Peru on June 2, 2022.

Additionally, the CDC has issued COVID-19 and Dengue alerts for Peru in 2022.

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