Although details about the contagion of the disease in children have not emerged, it is known that these took place in Europe. The last of them in a child under three years in Spain, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.
“The committee experts advised me to bring them back together soon if the situation develops quickly, and this is what I will do,” Ghebreyesus said.
Likewise, the WHO pointed out that the smallpox outbreak in Europe and other countries should not be considered an international health emergency, as is the case with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cases of monkeypox in Mexico
In May, Mexico issued an epidemiological alert to identify cases of monkeypox, with which, to date, hospitals and clinics at all levels have implemented a protocol for it.
The last two confirmed cases were detected in Jalisco, in male patients aged 42 and 41. The first patient is a resident of Puerto Vallarta and has a history of contact with a person of foreign origin; while the second lives in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara and traveled to Madrid and Paris on June 9 and returned to Mexico on the 23rd of the same month.
With these, there are 11 detected cases of the disease in the country. Some of them were identified in the capital, the first of which was announced by the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, on May 28.