Health authorities issued warnings given the high rate of infection affecting homosexual men.
Of the total confirmed cases, 1 119 are reported to be men, that is, 99.2 percent. Only nine cases are women, 0.80 percent, Minsa said.
There are 775 male homosexual patients, representing 68.7 percent, 105 heterosexual patients, 9.31 percent and 248 patients, 22 percent, whose sexual orientation is unknown.
Perú superó los mil casos de viruela del mono: ✔Ministro de Salud Jorge López confirmó que enfermedad se registra en 16 regiones entre ellas Lima, Ica, Cajamarca, Piura, Cusco, Junín y Arequipa ✔Funcionario negó que existan 11 Millones de vacunas contra el COVID-19 en desuso pic.twitter.com/CnxU2P8u5x
Peru exceeded one thousand cases of monkeypox: ✔ Minister of Health Jorge López confirmed that the disease is registered in 16 regions, including Lima, Ica, Cajamarca, Piura, Cusco, Junín and Arequipa ✔ Official denied that there are 11 million vaccines against COVID-19 in disuse.
Peru's Health Ministry also requested to avoid stigmatizing the disease, claiming that it makes no distinction on the basis of sexual orientation.