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The Ministry of Public Health notified on Wednesday, 3 August 2022, the country’s fourth case of monkeypox virus (MXV). The case is that of a 21-year old male, resident in Santo Domingo who had been in contact with US citizens. He is in isolation at the San Isidro Air Base, Hospital Dr. Ramón de Lara. The patient has fever and a few lesions in some parts of his body. The three other cases were treated at the Ramón de Lara hospital and recovered satisfactorily.

The most recent case was detected through the National Epidemiological Surveillance System. After the investigation, the young man was submitted to the corresponding tests, where he received the confirmation of the diagnosis by a PCR test carried out at the National Laboratory Dr. Defilló of the Ministry of Public Health.

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