Mexico City – Mexico has recorded a total of five monkeypox cases so far, and there is no evidence that it could develop into pandemic levels.
During a press conference, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo Lopez-Gatell detailed that four cases were reported in Mexico City, while one was detected in Puerto Vallarta, with the patient returning to the United States where he resides.
There could be “the link between one case that infects another. Of these five, one was infected by another from the same group, but there is no anticipation that this will become a pandemic.”
“The most likely thing is that we are going to continue to sporadically find some cases and eventually some outbreaks,” Lopez-Gatell explained. “We do not anticipate that this will become a pandemic or a phenomenon similar to Covid-19,” he reiterated.
Lopez-Gatell called on the population to remain calm amid the global spread of the virus, as there is a world-wide media wave regarding monkeypox.