The country’s health authorities confirmed in recent days Presence of monkeypox in Colombia after identifying three casestwo in Bogota and one in Medellin.
The infected persons are two adults and a 27-year-old person who came from Spain with the virus. All three cases were isolated and contact tracing was carried out to prevent their spread.
Given this, The Ministry of Health urged Colombian citizens not to panic or raise the alarm.However, he was urged to be alert to symptoms and contact with suspicious persons.
Keep in mind that monkeypox is not generally considered highly contagious, as it requires close physical contact with someone who is contagious to spread from person to person, according to experts.
Monkeypox is an unusual disease that is structurally related to that of the smallpox virus and causes a similar but usually milder illness. However, there are some suggestions that can help you prevent possible infection.