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    First death from monkeypox confirmed in Brazil
    This content was published on July 29, 2022 - 14:56 July 29, 2022 - 14:56

    Brasilia, Jul 29 (EFE) .- The Brazilian authorities confirmed this Friday the first death registered in the country due to monkeypox, a disease of which they have already detected just over a thousand cases.

    According to the Ministry of Health, the victim was "a man" who had "low immunity" and lived in the city of Uberlandia, in the state of Minas Gerais, where, according to official data, they have been registered until today. 44 of the 1,066 confirmed cases throughout the country.

    The region most affected by what the authorities have begun to treat as an "epidemic outbreak" is the state of Sao Paulo, the most populous in the country, with nearly 42 million inhabitants, and in which 823 cases of monkey pox.

    The confirmation of the first death occurred a day after the Ministry of Health announced the creation of an emergency committee to deal with the progress of the disease.

    The Government has also reported that it has begun negotiations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to acquire vaccines against the disease.

    Brazil is currently the second country in the Americas with the most monkeypox infections, only behind the United States, which is close to 3,000 cases, according to the latest figures released by the WHO.

    The first case in Brazil was registered on June 8, in a 41-year-old man who arrived in Sao Paulo after a trip to Spain, the country most affected by the outbreak in the world. EFE


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    Monkeypox: First deaths outside Africa in Brazil and Spain

    14 hours ago

    By Malu Cursino

    A 41-year-old man in Brazil became the first fatality from the virus outside Africa. Spain announced two deaths soon afterwards - the first in Europe.

    ... On Friday Brazil's health ministry said the victim there had suffered from lymphoma and a weakened immune system, and "comorbidities aggravated his condition".