Peru registers first death in monkeypox patient

Lima: Peru on Monday recorded its first death in a person infected with monkeypox, with more than 300 cases reported in the country to date, a health official said.

The fatality was “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.

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