Last Sunday night (19), the Ministry of Health confirmed the second case of monkeypox in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The infected patient is a 25-year-old man who lives in the municipality of Maricá, in the metropolitan region of Rio.
The folder informed that the young man did not travel abroad, but had contact with foreigners. The man has a stable clinical condition and is being monitored by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and by the state and municipal health departments.
“All containment and control measures were taken immediately after the communication that it was a suspected case of monkeypoxwith the isolation of the patient and tracing of their contacts”, informed the Ministry of Health, which notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the case.
The patient is a 38-year-old Brazilian man, residing in London, who arrived in Brazil on June 11. He sought medical attention at the Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI / Fiocruz) the day after his arrival.
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The symptoms of monkeypox are fever, body ache, headache, tiredness, swollen glands and skin rashes. Transmission occurs from contact with body fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated materials.
Of the eight confirmed cases in the country so far, four were in São Paulo, two in Rio Grande do Sul and two in Rio de Janeiro. There are still six cases under investigation.
Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Jaqueline Deister