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The Ministry of Health confirms the eighth case of monkeypox in the country

The Ministry of Health confirms the eighth case of monkeypox in the country

The Ministry of Health has been notified of the eighth case registered in Brazil with the virus monkeypox, Known as monkey chickenpox. The patient is a 25-year-old male, residing in Marica, in the metropolitan area of ​​Rio de Janeiro. He did not travel abroad, but had contact with foreigners.

The case was confirmed by the enterovirus laboratory of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz in Rio, which used the viral isolation method to make the diagnosis.

According to information from the Ministry of Health, the patient is in stable clinical condition, without complications and is being monitored by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and the state and municipal health departments.

“All containment and monitoring measures were taken as soon as a suspected case was reported monkeypoxWith the patient isolated and contact tracing,” the Ministry of Health reported the case to the World Health Organization.

Two cases are confirmed in the country so far, four in Sao Paulo, two in Rio Grande do Sul, and two in Rio de Janeiro. There are still six cases under investigation.

The seventh case was confirmed on Friday (17), in Rio de Grande do Sul. The five people who had contact with the man with monkeypox in Rio de Janeiro did not show symptoms until Saturday.

On Saturday (18), the World Health Organization informed that it would not treat cases in a different way in countries where the disease is considered a settler, that is, with blood circulation throughout the year, and in other countries.

Monkeypox is endemic to countries in Central and West Africa, but in recent months the disease has been reported in many other non-endemic countries, especially in Europe, which already accounts for 84% of reported cases, according to the World Health Organization.

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Between January 1 and June 15 this year, the WHO was notified of 2,103 confirmed cases of monkeypox in 42 countries, as well as one probable case and one death.