The Argentine health authorities announced today the registration of the first infection with the monkeypox virus.
And the Associated Press quoted the Argentine Ministry of Health as saying in a statement that the patient is a resident of the capital, Buenos Aires, and has recently traveled to Spain.
This is the first time that the virus has been confirmed in South America.
According to the World Health Organization, about 200 cases of monkeypox have been recorded in more than 20 countries.
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