Epidemiological update: Monkeypox in children, adolescents and pregnant women – August 4, 2022 – Argentina

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Summary of the world situation

Between January 1 and August 2, 2022, a total of 25,022 confirmed cases, including ten deaths, were reported from 83 Member States across six World Health Organization (WHO) regions. The 10 fatal cases were reported in Brazil (1), India (1), Nigeria (3), Peru (1), Spain (2) and Central African Republic (2).

As of 2 August 2022, 64% (15,926 cases in 38 countries) of confirmed cases have been reported in the WHO European Region; 35% (8644 cases in 20 countries and territories) in the WHO Region of the Americas, 1.4% (349 cases in 9 countries) in the WHO African Region,

Over the past 7 days, there has been a 33.5% and 70% increase in the number of reported cases globally and in the WHO Region of the Americas, respectively. During the same period, there was an increase of 20% in the WHO South-East Asia Region, 15% in the WHO European Region, 9% in the African Region of WHO, 8% in the WHO Western Pacific Region and 4% in the WHO Western Pacific Region. the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.

Overall, of the confirmed cases for which information is available (n=16,719), 99% are male with a median age of 37 years. Regarding sexual orientation, of the cases for which information is available, 98% were identified as men who have sex with men (MSM). Of the cases for which information on HIV infection is available, 38% are HIV-positive. Regarding exposure, 22% of cases reported being exposed at social events with sexual contact. Regarding the type of transmission reported, sexual intercourse was most common in 4808 of 5255 cases (91.5%) (1).

Of the confirmed cases for which hospitalization data is available (n=7,903), 2% required hospitalization for isolation and 2.2% for treatment. Three cases required treatment in an intensive care unit (ICU).

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