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Spain, Brazil report first monkeypox-related death outside Africa

A smallpox vaccine from Danish drug maker Bavarian Nordic has also been found to protect against monkeypox
Danish drugmaker Bavarian Nordic’s smallpox vaccine has also been found to protect against monkeypox.

Spain and Brazil reported their first monkeypox-related deaths on Friday, believed to be the first related to the current outbreak outside Africa.

Spain is one of the worst-hit countries in the world, with 4,298 people infected there, according to the Ministry of Health. virus. Emergency and Alert Coordination Center.

“Of 3,750 (monkeypox) patients for which information was available, 120 were hospitalized (3.2%), one case had been death,” the center said in a report.

Officials will not give the specific cause of death pending autopsy results.

In Brazil, local authorities have a 41-year-old man who died from monkeypox Factfile on the current outbreak of monkeypox around the world, as of July 29

Local media said the man suffered from severe immune system problems and died in Belo Horizonte on Thursday. The capital of the southeastern state of Minas Gerais.

The State Department of Health said he was “in hospital with other serious illnesses” in the statement.

“It is important to stress that he has serious comorbidities so as not to spread panic among the population. Minas Gerais State Health Minister Fabio Baccheretti said the death rate from monkeypox is very low, adding that patients are being treated for cancer.

Information on current monkey outbreaks around the world Acne, as of July 29.


Global Health Emergency

The Brazilian Ministry of Health has recorded nearly 1,000 cases of monkeypox, mainly in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, also located in the Southeastern part of the country.

Early signs of the disease include high fever, swollen lymph nodes and chickenpox-like rash.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency on Saturday.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 18,000 cases have been identified around the world outside of Africa since the beginning of May.

The disease has been detected in 78 countries, with 70% of cases in Europe and 25% in the Americas, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday.

As global cases surge, the WHO on Wednesday called on those currently hardest hit by the outbreak

Ghebreyesus told reporters that the best way to protect against infection is to “reduce the risk of exposure.”

“For men who have sex with men, this includes, now, reducing the number of sexual partners, reconsidering sex with new partners, and exchanging contact details with any new Follow up as needed,” he said.

The disease usually clears up on its own after two to three weeks, sometimes It will take a month.

Smallpox vaccine from Danish drugmaker Bavarian Nordic, marketed in the United States as Jynneos, in Europe with Imvanex Sold under its name, has also been found to protect against monkeypox.



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