Brazil confirmed this Wednesday two new cases of coronavirus monkey poxwhich has so far garnered a total of five positives and continues to lead the list of countries with the most diagnoses of the disease in Latin America along with Mexico, which reports the same number of cases.
The latest cases were confirmed in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and both were “imported”. Like the other three positives reported in the country.
The other eight are being investigated by health authorities, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health.
Brazil has more cases in Sao Paulo
Most of the cases – three so far – were diagnosed in São Paulo.
Another case was confirmed in Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Meanwhile, the case in Rio de Janeiro was reported today in a Brazilian patient, a London resident, who was on a family visit in the city.
The figure has increased fivefold in just one week after the confirmation of a case – on June 8 – which was diagnosed in a 41-year-old patient who arrived in the city of Sao Paulo after traveling to Spain.
All cases “imported”
According to the Health portfolio, all cases reported so far were “imported”, corresponding to patients who had recently traveled to European countries (Spain, Portugal and the UK).
He also noted that all patients, including those suspected, were isolated. And under the supervision of the health surveillance team.
According to a recent report from Organization World Health Organization, Europe continues to be the epicenter of the outbreak detected a month ago in the UK, with more than 1,500 cases registered in 25 countries (85% of the global total).
Of these, positives were reported in at least four Latin American countries (Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela). The first case in the region was diagnosed in Buenos Aires, on 27 May.
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