Some elements were announced in the medical file of this patient, while another death was recorded in Brazil.
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The Spanish Ministry of Health announced on Friday July 29 that a first death due to monkeypox was recorded in the country. The death was caused by infection-related encephalitis, health authorities in the Valencia region, in the east of the country, said.
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The case is still being investigated to determine the final confirmation of the cause of death, it was determined El País (in Spanish). In Spain, the country most affected by contamination in Europe, 4 298 cases have been identified.
This is the second death outside Africa of a patient infected with monkeypox, after the death of a 41-year-old man in Brazil on Thursday. she “hospital follow-up for other serious clinical conditions”said the health secretariat of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais (South) in a press release.
“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”said the Secretary of Health of Minas Gerais, Fábio Baccheretti, who explained that the patient was being treated for cancer.