The first case of monkeypox was detected in Cuba. The carrier was a tourist from Italy, he is in critical condition.
According to the local Ministry of Health, the Italian arrived in Cuba on August 15 and managed to visit several provinces before feeling unwell on August 17.
The next day, August 18, when his symptoms worsened, he sought help. In the hospital, his heart stopped, but the doctors were able to resuscitate him. The severity of the disease is explained by “concomitant causes”.