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Peru registers first monkeypox death – a man aged 45.

🕒 Last updated: Aug 8, 23:02 GMT

Peru has recorded on Monday the first death of a monkeypox infected person. There have been over 300 instances of the disease reported in the country up to now an official from the health department said. The patient who died occurred in “a patient who came to hospital in a serious condition with monkeypox and their health weakened after abandoning treatment for HIV/Aids,” according to Eduardo Farfan, director of the Dos de Mayo hospital in Lima.

The man, aged 45 was pronounced dead “of sepsis” due to an immune system that was weak according to Farfan.He was admitted to a hospital with an acute monkeypox infection as well as “other comorbidities,” said the director.

Farfan stated that his hospital was treating eight or nine cases monkeypox daily, as outpatients.

In the words of the WHO the WHO, more than 20,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported across the globe, excluding Africa from the beginning of May. The majority of them found in Europe.

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