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    Brazil is the country with the most deaths from monkeypox
    Zuyl Bull
    October 26, 2022

    This Wednesday the Brazilian Ministry of Health reported the eighth death in that country from monkeypox, which makes it the most affected nation in the world in terms of fatalities from the disease.

    Through a statement, the Secretary of State for Health of Minas Gerais reported the death of "a 33-year-old man with comorbidity, resident in Divinópolis and who was hospitalized in Belo Horizonte" .

    The most recent statistics from the World Health Organization ( WHO ) indicated that Brazil and Nigeria were the countries with the most deaths from monkeypox worldwide, with seven.

    With the report of this new victim, Brazil takes the negative leadership and remains the second country with the highest number of cases , with 8,890, only behind the United States (USA) which has 28,019 infections...


    • #77
      Rio records two more monkeypox deaths
      Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 at 1:54 pm by: CdB
      According to the secretary, one of the patients is a 46-year-old man who lived in Nova Iguaçu, in Baixada Fluminense. The death was notified on October 31. “The patient was immunosuppressed and had severe skin lesions,” he said.
      By Writing, with ABr – from Rio de Janeiro

      The state of Rio de Janeiro recorded two more deaths from monkeypox (monkeypox). According to the State Department of Health (SES-RJ), the number of people who lost their lives because of the disease rose to five.

      According to the secretary, one of the patients is a 46-year-old man who lived in Nova Iguaçu, in Baixada Fluminense. The death was notified on October 31. “The patient was immunosuppressed and had severe skin lesions,” he said.

      The other notification occurred on the same day. The 27-year-old patient resided in São Pedro da Aldeia, in the Lagos region, but the registration was in the state capital. The symptom onset date was October 21. “He was hospitalized for treatment and had comorbidity,” the secretary said.

      According to SES-RJ, there are 1,231 confirmed cases and 138 probable cases registered in the state until the 3rd. Another 387 suspected cases are still under investigation, and 2,665 were discarded.

      “Suspected cases are those in which patients of any age have a sudden onset of mucosal damage and/or an acute rash suggestive of single or multiple monkeypox anywhere on the body. They may also have swelling in Organs genitals, which may be associated with other signs and symptoms”, explains the secretary.
      probable cases

      Probable cases are those in which “the patient presents one or more of the criteria listed as close and prolonged exposure, without respiratory protection, or direct physical contact with multiple and/or unknown partners in the 21 days prior to the onset of signs. In addition, he has had contact with contaminated materials such as bedding and bath linens or personal items from a probable or confirmed case of monkeypox.”

      Also included are healthcare workers without adequate personal protective equipment who had contact with a probable or confirmed case of monkeypox in the 21 days prior to the onset of signs and symptoms.

      “Although the disease was identified for the first time in monkeys, it is important to emphasize that the current outbreak is not related to these animals”, warns the secretary.

      To give more transparency to monkeypox data in the state, SES-RJ launched the panel with official data on the disease.


      • #78

        Death toll in Brazil from monkeypox rises to 11

        RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian authorities on Tuesday confirmed two more deaths in the country from monkeypox, bringing the total death toll in Brazil to 11, making it the country in the world with more deaths from the disease, according to numbers from the World Health Organization (WHO).

        The two deaths were registered in the state of Rio de Janeiro (southeast), and are a 46-year-old man and a 27-year-old man.

        With them, Brazil registers 11 deaths from monkeypox out of the total of 41 that the WHO had disclosed until November 7, which represents 26.8 percent of the total. The United States, with eight, and Nigeria, with seven, are the other countries with the most deaths caused by the disease...


        • #79

          Brazil reaches the milestone of 10,000 cases of monkeypox
          Correio Braziliense | 11/29/22 - 11:00 pm

          Brazil reached 10,000 cases of people infected with the monkeypox virus. The Ministry of Health updated the numbers this Monday (11/28). According to the disease monitoring panel carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO), Brazil is second only to the United States, which leads with 29,000 infections. Worldwide, 81,000 cases have been diagnosed so far.

          According to the folder, Brazil has 10,007 confirmed cases, in addition to 3,966 suspected cases and 13 deaths. Regarding the number of deaths, the country also lags behind the US, which detected 14 deaths from the monkeypox virus. In the country, deaths were registered in Maranhão (1), Mato Grosso (1), São Paulo (3), Minas Gerais (3) and Rio de Janeiro (5).

          The WHO said yesterday that it has started to adopt a new term as a synonym for monkeypox, "monkeypox". After receiving complaints that the current name of the disease is racist and stigmatizing, the institution urged everyone to follow suit.

          "Both names will be used concurrently for one year while 'monkeypox' is phased out," the global health organization said. A public consultation process to find a new name for the disease was launched earlier this year. During the period, several advisory bodies were consulted.

          The disease is called monkeypox because it was first identified in colonies of monkeys in 1958, being detected in humans only in 1970. However, the new worldwide outbreak has nothing to do with primates — all identified transmissions were attributed to contamination by person-to-person transmission.