September 24, 2022
Rio confirms 33-year-old man died of monkeypox, second death in Brazil - News

Rio confirms 33-year-old man died of monkeypox, second death in Brazil – News

The state health department reported Monday that a 33-year-old man with comorbidities who was hospitalized in Campos dos Goytacazes became the first victim to die of monkeypox in Rio de Janeiro state, confirming the second death in Rio de Janeiro state. country due to illness.

“He had weak immunity and comorbidities, which exacerbated monkeypox (or monkeypox). The patient had complications and had to be transferred to an intensive care bed on the 19th. Death occurred this Monday morning,” said the secretary at note.

The Campos City Health Department is monitoring people who have been in contact with the patient, and none of them have yet shown signs or symptoms of the virus, according to the state department.

On July 29, Brazil recorded its first death from monkeypox, also known as monkeypox, of a patient who was admitted to a hospital in Minas Gerais, who also had comorbidities.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the disease a global health emergency, the highest level of alert. The disease, which is spread through close contact with an infected person and the pus-filled sores common in the disease, is rarely fatal.

In Brazil, 2,131 confirmed cases of the disease have been recorded so far, of which 1,578 are in Sao Paulo alone.