Monkey pox: the disease is growing, the first two deaths outside Africa are recorded

Monkey pox: the disease is growing, the first two deaths outside Africa are recorded

Since the beginning of May, more than 18,000 cases of monkey pox or Monkeyoox have been recorded worldwide. This Friday, two died outside of Africa, in Spain and Brazil.

Monkeypox has gained territory. The first two deaths outside of Africa have just been recorded in recent days. The first person died at the age of 41 in Brazil.

Two died in 24 hours

According to the first elements reported by AFP, the victim was monitored for “other serious clinical conditions.” According to local media, the latter has severe immune problems and is undergoing treatment for cancer. The man died on Thursday at the Eduardo de Menezes Hospital in Belo Horizonte in the southeastern part of the country. “It is important to emphasize that he has serious comorbidities, so as not to cause panic in the population. The mortality (linked to this disease) remains very low”, tries to reassure Fábio Baccheretti, the Secretary of Health of Minas Gerais.

In Spain, the Ministry of Health announced the death of a victim carrying monkey pox on Friday. According to the newspaper El Pais the cause of death is related to the Monkeypox infection but not only. The patient has encephalitis. This is the first official case in Europe. According to the latest report published by the Spanish Ministry of Health, 4,298 cases have been confirmed in the country since the beginning of the epidemic.

Worldwide, seven people have died from the disease. The WHO last week triggered a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (USPPI), the highest level of alert. The aim is to strengthen the fight against the virus in all affected countries.

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