A gay American with monkeypox symptoms while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta was reportedly told to isolate. Instead, he fled the hospital and flew to Texas.
Doctors In Puerto Vallarta told the Dallas man to isolate himself. Instead, they say he fled, packed his bags and got on a flight back to the United States.
— Jess ™️ (@MeetJess) June 9, 2022
The 48-year-old man, originally from Texas, fled the hospital in Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific coast last weekend despite having been told by medical staff that he should be tested for monkeypox and kept in isolation, the state health department said in a statement.
When he arrived at the hospital, the patient had symptoms of “cough, chills, muscle pain and pustule-like lesions on his face, neck and trunk,” the agency said.
After fleeing the medical facility, the Texan then went to the hotel where he was staying with his partner and caught a flight out of Puerto Vallarta on June 4, before authorities were able to locate him.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed to Mexican authorities on Monday that the patient had returned to the United States where a test confirmed he had monkeypox.
Before arriving in Puerto Vallarta on May 27, the man was reportedly in Berlin, Germany.
The report goes on to note that while in PV the American with monkeypox partied at (my favorite) gay beach club, Mantamar Beach Club. Anyone who was at Mantamar between May 27 and June 4 is advised to stay vigilant about any symptoms appearing.
The 48-yr-old man, originally from TX, was being treated at a hospital in Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Agence France-Presse rpt. Medical staff were keeping the man in isolation while they awaited a monkeypox test result when he decided to flee.🤬”Irresponsible!” pic.twitter.com/KzR2RrnLx4
— Sumner (@renmusb1) June 9, 2022
Of COURSE a Texan who’d recently gone to Berlin brought the first case of monkeypox to Mexico. Of COURSE he fled the Puerto Vallarta hospital when they told him to isolate and got on a flight back to the States. US people (us people) will be the weakest link in the apocalypse 😖
— cat me encanta (@caitlindonohue) June 8, 2022