Brazilian Health Ministry staff have confirmed that an 8th case of monkeypox has been detected in a 25-year-old man from Maricá, in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The patient has been isolated and is reported to be in stable condition by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and by state and municipal health officials.
The patient, who has not been publicly identified by health officials, has no recent travel history but has been in recent contact with foreign nationals who have.
Five people who that were in close contact with the patient have shown no symptoms as of Saturday.
“All containment and control measures were adopted immediately after the communication that it was a suspected case of monkeypox, with the isolation of the patient and tracking of his contacts,” said the Ministry of Health, which notified the World Health Organization (WHO).
The World Health Organization evaluates that. Mnkeypox presents a moderate risk as it is the first time that outbreaks of disease are occurring in nations that are not endemic and are distant from one another.
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