First death from monkeypox in Peru

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In the South American country of Peru, a person died for the first time due to the monkeypox virus.

The Peruvian Ministry of Health announced that the number of monkeypox cases in the country has exceeded 300 and the first death has been recorded.

The deceased was a male patient being treated in the capital Lima.

Second country with the second death toll after Brazil

Peru became the second country in Latin America, after Brazil, to have a death from monkeypox.

On July 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak, which continues to spread around the world, especially in Europe, a Public Health Emergency International (PHEIC).

In a statement released by the WHO on July 27, it was reported that more than 18,000 cases from 78 countries were confirmed, with 70 percent of the cases in the European region and 25 percent in the American region.

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