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First Brazilian case of monkeypox in Germany

He is 26 years old and has been through Portugal and Spain before

In Germany, health authorities recorded the first case of monkeypox for a Brazilian citizen.

According to the Bundeswehr Microbiology Institute, which is linked to the German armed forces, the virus was detected on Thursday (19) in a 26-year-old Brazilian who reached Germany from Portugalafter passing through Spain.

According to the news published by Brazil AgencyMonkeypox virus was first discovered in Germany by the Institute of Microbiology in # whores. Our institute in Munich diagnosed the first case of coronavirus in 2020. ” Your page on Twitter. Other European countries such as Portugal Spain is experiencing an outbreak of the disease.

On Wednesday, the Portuguese authorities confirmed her identification five cases to monkeypox infection, as described Brazil Agency. In turn, the same news says that the health services in Spain It is testing 23 possible cases, after the UK put Europe on alert for the virus.

According to Reuters, the five Portuguese patients, among the 20 suspected cases in the country, are stable. They are men and they all live in the Lisbon region and the Tagus Valley, according to Portuguese health authorities.

the disease

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection, similar to human smallpox, although milder, first recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1970s. And the number of cases in West Africa has increased in the past decade, according to news from Brazil Agency.

Symptoms include fever, headache, and a rash that begins on the face and spreads throughout the body.

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According to Spanish health officials, the disease is not particularly contagious between people, and most of those infected recover within a few weeks, although serious cases have been reported.