Argentina Notes First Death From MPox Formerly Known As Monkeypox

Argentina Notes First Death From MPox Formerly Known As Monkeypox

It’s just been reported that Argentina saw the very first case of a monkeypox patient who died. Check out the latest reports about mpox which was formerly known as monkeypox.

Argentina’s first mpox death is revealed 

Argentina registered its first death from mpox, the disease formerly known as monkeypox, when a patient died in a hospital in the capital Buenos Aires, the health ministry said.

“The fatality was a 44-year-old man who was diagnosed with untreated HIV-AIDS and suffered septic shock, which caused his death,” the health ministry said Monday.

It’s also worth noting the fact that the patient had been hospitalized since mid-September in intensive care with respiratory assistance, and his death was registered on November 22, the report added.

“Argentina has reported 895 confirmed cases of mpox, overwhelmingly concentrated in the capital and the provinces of Buenos Aires and Cordoba, the health ministry said.”

Mpox in the news 

Back in October, we were revealing that local health officials have confirmed the deaths of six individuals who screened positive for monkeypox; 2 in New York City, 2 in Chicago, 1 in Nevada, and one in Maryland. As reported by the Chicago Department of Health, the two people who tested positive for monkeypox and later died had various underlying health issues, including impaired immune systems (CDPH). An immunocompromised Maryland person with a severe case of monkeypox died, according to the Maryland Department of Health (MDH).

In some cases, it may be impossible to ascertain whether or not a death was caused by monkeypox. The death must be linked to the virus, and forensic pathologists must determine which organs were specifically affected by the infection.

The infection must be systemic, meaning it affects the entire body, or it must attack a major organ for death to occur. They don’t just succumb to the virus; it’s the infection itself that becomes fatal. That is the distinction you must make, and it’s an important one. 

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about freedom, truth, humanity, and subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years, and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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