May 25, 2024

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Brazil confirms 11 cases of monkeypox in less than 48 hours

Brazil confirms 11 cases of monkeypox in less than 48 hours

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of monkeypox cases in Brazil rose on Saturday (2) to 48. And two days ago, the country had only 37 patients who tested positive for the disease.

In a note, the file indicated that the state of São Paulo concentrates the majority of confirmed cases, with a total of 36.

So far, the states that have also accumulated positive results are Minas Gerais (1), Rio Grande do Sul (2), Ciara (1) and Rio de Janeiro (2). The ministry stated that it continues to monitor all patients.

He said in a note that “the ministry, through the operating room and the National AIDS Control Center, continues to communicate directly with the states to monitor cases and trace contacts of patients.”

According to the Ministry of Health, another 47 cases are still under investigation in the states of Rio Grande do Sul (3), Santa Catarina (3), Parana (3), São Paulo (16), and Mato Grosso do Sul (1). Rio de Janeiro (7), Espírito Santo (1), Acre (3), Ceará (5), Rio Grande do Norte (1), Minas Gerais (1), Goiás (1) and the Federal District (2).

It is noteworthy that the file Brazil is already facing community transmission of the diseaseThat is, the virus has already infected people who have not traveled or been in contact with anyone who has been in countries where the disease is spreading, such as Spain and Portugal.