The Rio de Janeiro Health Department (SES-RJ) confirmed, on Monday (29), the first death by monkeypox in the territory of Rio de Janeiro. The death, which occurred in the city of Campos dos Goytacazes, is the second caused by the disease in Brazil.
According to municipal health authorities, the victim was a 33-year-old man who was hospitalized at Hospital Ferreira Machado, where he was transferred to an ICU bed on the 19th. The patient had low immunity and comorbidities, which contributed to the worsening of the condition. painting, resulting in his death.
People who had contact with him are being monitored by professionals from the Health Department of Campos dos Goytacazes. So far, none of them have shown signs of infection with the monkeypox virus, which causes the disease, according to official information.
More than 4,470 cases of monkeypox have been reported in Brazil to date.Source: Shutterstock
Are 611 cases of monkeypox in the state of Rio de Janeiro confirmed so far, according to the most recent balance sheet by SES-RJ. The report indicates the existence of 474 suspected cases, currently under investigation, and 751 discarded.
With the death by monkeypox in Rio de JaneiroO Brazil adds two deaths related to monkeypox. The first took place last month in Uberlândia (MG), victimizing a 41-year-old man who was undergoing treatment for lymphoma.