Brazil's monkeypox cases rise to 1,860, sixth in the world
2022-08-06: [Article Link] According to data released by the Brazilian Ministry of Health on August 6th in São Paulo (journalist Møseung), the number of confirmed cases of pox in Brazil has increased to 1860, an increase of 48 per cent over the number recorded a week ago, the sixth largest in the world.
The Minister of Health of Brazil, Marcelo Queiroga, stated on 5th that following the first case of the death of ape pox in Brazil in Minas Gerais last week, the Ministry of Health of Brazil established the Emergency Operations Centre (COE) to monitor the outbreak in Brazil.
According to Keloga, the Brazilian Government has announced the purchase of 50,000 doses of the vaccine, which will be provided to people who have been exposed to confirmed cases of monkey pox, as well as to health professionals working on the front line of monkey pox control and in laboratories. To date, the State of São Paulo has reached 1404 confirmed cases of monkey pox, the highest number in Brazil, followed by the State of Rio de Janeiro (200 cases), the State of Minas Gerais (75), the State of Goiás (38), the Federal District of the capital, Brasilia (37), the State of Parana (36) and the State of Rio Grande do Sul (18 cases). According to the Brazilian media, as of 4 August, more than 26,000 cases of pox have been reported globally in 88 countries, with the highest number of cases in the United States, reaching 7101. This was followed by Spain (4577), Germany (2839), the United Kingdom (2759) and France (2239).