Argentina reports first death from mpox | RYT9

Argentina’s health ministry confirmed the death of a patient from mpox (formerly known as “monkeypox” or monkeypox) today.

The patient is Argentina’s first fatality from mpox, who died at a hospital in Buenos Aires.

The patient was a 44-year-old male who was diagnosed with HIV-AIDS and died of infectious shock.

The ministry revealed that The patient has been hospitalized since mid-September. with the use of a breathing apparatus and passed away on 22 Nov.

Argentina has 895 mpox cases, with the majority in Buenos Aires.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a name change. “Monkeypox” was changed to “mpox” yesterday after receiving numerous and international requests to change the name of the disease. because of the name “Monkey smallpox” has created a problem of racism. and to create a stigma After the outbreak of the disease in more than 100 countries around the world.

In addition, name change “Monkey smallpox” clears the misconception that the disease is caused only by monkeys. Because this virus is found in many animals. It is mostly found in rodents.

WHO states that the name will be used. “Monkeypox” (monkeypox) and “mpox” in tandem next year. While there will be a reduction in the use of the name “Monkeypox” (monkeypox) gradually.


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