Brazil has confirmed the 7th case of monkeypox


The Ministry of Health reported that there was a seventh case of monkeypox (monkeypox) in the country. According to records, the latest was confirmed on Friday (17) in Rio Grande do Sul.

A 34 -year -old man is ill and has traveled to Europe. According to records, the patient is in a secluded home and has a stable, uncomplicated state of health. This is monitored by the municipal and state health departments.

Of the seven confirmed cases, four were in São Paulo, two in Rio Grande do Sul and one in Rio de Janeiro. Nine people have been arrested for questioning.

Monkeypox is a disease caused by a virus and is transmitted through close or intimate contact with people with skin infections. According to the State Department of Health, communication can be through hugging, kissing, massage, sexual intercourse or secretive breathing. Transmission also occurs through contact with objects, fabrics (clothes, bedding or towels) and areas already used by the patient.

There is no specific treatment, but, in general, the clinical picture is mild and requires care and examination of the wound. The greatest risk of worsening occurs, in general, for people with HIV/AIDS, leukemia, lymphoma, metastasis, people with autoimmune diseases, pregnant women, lactating women and children under 8 years of age. .

Source: Agência Brasil


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