São Paulo Confirms 1st Case of Monkeypox in Brazil

Government officials reported the infection of a 41-year-old man who had traveled to Europe

The city of São Paulo confirmed, this Wednesday (8), the first case of monkeypox in the country— a 41-year-old man who recently traveled to Spain and Portugal.

The patient is in isolation at Emílio Ribas hospital.

The information was confirmed to Folha by members of the state government. According to them, the authorities are studying how to officially announce the diagnosis without causing panic in the population.

In notes released this Wednesday, the state and city health secretariats say they are still awaiting the completion of analyses, which the Adolfo Lutz Institute is carrying out.

State Health Secretary Jean Gorinchteyn said that, in addition to the travel history, the clinical and epidemiological picture suggests that this is a case of monkeypox.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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