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The Municipal Health Department (SMS) confirms the first case of monkeypox (monkeypox) in the capital of São Paulo. Confirmation occurred after identification of the monkeypox virus genome, in a diagnosis carried out by the Adolfo Lutz Institute.

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Notified on June 7, this is a 41-year-old man who, according to a preliminary investigation, passed through Portugal and Spain in May. The patient has been hospitalized at Hospital Emílio Ribas since last Monday (6).

The other suspected case, which is still under investigation by the Health Surveillance Coordination (Covisa), was notified on June 4, the patient being a 26-year-old woman who, according to a preliminary investigation, has no recent travel history and contact with suspected cases of the disease. She is admitted to a public hospital in the city, kept in isolation, with a stable clinical condition. The Health Surveillance Unit (Uvis) in the resident’s region of residence is monitoring household contacts.

Covisa emphasizes that it follows the national and international scenario on monkeypox (monkeypox), and is in contact with the Ministry of Health (MS) and the State Government, through the Center for Strategic Information on Health Surveillance (Cievs ). The agency issued an alert communicating the main characteristics of the disease and measures to be taken by the health facilities of the municipality and continues to monitor the cases.