This Monday morning (20), the first Brazilian diagnosed with monkeypox was discharged in São Paulo. Anderson Ribeiro, 41, left the hospital after 14 days in isolation at the Instituto de Infectologia Emílio Ribas, in the capital.
On social media, he thanked the hospital staff. The patient began to develop symptoms of the disease after a trip to Europe. Anderson and his mother had traveled to Portugal and Spain and he had his diagnosis confirmed on July 9.
Brazil has already recorded eight confirmed cases of monkeypox, four of which in the state of São Paulo alone.
The eighth case was identified and confirmed by the Ministry of Health this Sunday (19) . According to the folder, the patient resides in the municipality of Maricá (RJ) and presents a stable clinical case.
“It has no history of travel abroad, but reports contact with foreigners,” the ministry said of the eighth case. The patient is being monitored by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and by the State and Municipal Health Departments.
Monkeypox is an infectious disease that passes from monkeys and other animals to humans. It is caused by a virus and belongs to the orthopoxvirus family. The infection is similar to human smallpox — the world’s only eradicated disease — but milder.
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