PR in second level of monkeypox

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PR in second level of monkeypox

Puerto Rico is located in a second level of monkeypox outbreak, after the most recent bulletin of the Epidemiological Surveillance System of the Department of Health (DS) registered 208 confirmed cases, the health agency reported this Sunday.

The second level of outbreak means that a local transmission scenario already exists within a defined subpopulation, according to the UK Health Safety Agency, which designed an outbreak categorization system to describe potential monkeypox transmission scenarios. .

Given this, the DS indicated that Puerto Rico is in the second level of the outbreak, since 83.1% of the confirmed cases had no travel history and the most reported transmission route is prolonged and direct close contact, of type skin to skin

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