Case No. 14 of monkey or monkeypox was confirmed Saturday, September 24, by the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health of Panama.
According to the report, it is a 27-year-old male patient, Panamanian, who had close contact with another citizen of the country, before showing symptoms with a not well-defined skin lesion.
Subsequently, symptoms such as fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, and lesions in various parts of his body such as vesicles, pustules, and scabs appeared.
The Ministry of Health stressed that the transmission of monkeypox can be caused by skin lesions, from one infected person to another, respiratory and body fluids; and also through infected clothing or any surface that has had contact with the lesions.
On May 24, Panama declared a health alert throughout the country and epidemiological surveillance was redoubled in all health regions and all entry points into the national territory.