Italian Man Tests Positive For Monkeypox, COVID-19 And HIV After Trip To Spain

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Rome: A 36-year-old man in Italy has reportedly tested positive for Monkeypox, COVID-19 and HIV simultaneously after a five-day trip to Spain.

According to a report, the patient, whose name hasnot been disclosed, developed fever, a sore throat, fatigue, headache and inflammation of the groin area after returning from a five-day trip to Spain.

Soon, the man then visited a hospital’s emergency department, where he was subsequently referred to the infectious disease unit for admission.

His test report confirmed the presence of Monkeypox infection. He also tested positive for HIV. Moreover, sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 genome confirmed that he was infected with the Omicron sub-variant BA.5.1 as well. According to the paper, the man was vaccinated for coronavirus with two doses of Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine.

The man was discharged from the hospital after nearly a week. He recovered from COVID-19 and Monkeypox, although a small scar remained. The treatment for his HIV infection was initiated.

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