Brazil reports fifth death from monkeypox

Confirmed cases have reached 8.4 thousand countrywide

Published on 11/10/2022 - 16:44 By Vinícius Lisboa - Rio de Janeiro

Health authorities in the state of Rio de Janeiro on Monday (Oct 10) confirmed the third fatal victim of monkeypox. The death is said to be linked to a history of comorbidities and low immunity, which considerably worsened his state.

The victim was a 31-year-old resident of São João de Meriti district. He had been hospitalized at the São Sebastião State Institute of Infectious Diseases since September 16.

Since the disease arrived in the state, authorities have confirmed 1,150 cases. Until yesterday (10), 122 cases were seen as “likely.” Suspected cases under investigation stand at 338. In 2,270, suspicions have been ruled out.

Brazil has had 8,461 confirmed cases of monkeypox, in addition to 4,736 suspected cases, per official figures. The illness has caused five deaths in the country—three in Rio de Janeiro and two in Minas Gerais.

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira -  Edition: Nádia Franco

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