American With Monkeypox Fled Puerto Vallarta For US

A gay American vacationing in Puerto Vallarta was reportedly told to isolate as medical authorities believed he had contracted monkeypox. Instead, he fled the hospital and flew to Texas.
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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.

From RawStory:

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.

Related: WHO Officials Say Monkeypox Spreading Primarily Through Sex Among Men

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.