Peru Confirms First Monkeypox Death

Peru confirmed Monday the country’s first monkeypox related death.

The victim, a 45-year-old man. died “of sepsis” due to a weakened immune system, said Eduardo Farfan, director of the National Dos de Mayo hospital in Lima.

The patient was admitted to hospital with a severe monkeypox infection and “other co-morbidities,” and “came to hospital in a serious condition with monkeypox and their health weakened after abandoning treatment for HIV/Aids,” according to Farfan.

Farfan said the Dos de Mayo hospital is treating eight or nine cases of monkeypox per day, on an outpatient basis.

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