According to the Brazil Ministry of Health on June 4, six suspected monkeypox cases have been reported in the country- Ceará (1), Santa Catarina (1), Rio Grande do Sul (1), Mato Grosso do Sul (1) and Rondônia (2).
Patients continue to recover, being monitored by the health surveillance teams. The investigation of the cases is ongoing and the collections for laboratory analysis have already been carried out. Results are awaited.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), human-to-human transmission occurs through close proximity or direct physical contact (e.g., face-to-face, skin-to-skin, mouth-to-mouth, mouth-to-skin contact including during sex) with skin or mucous membranes that may have recognized or unrecognized infectious lesions such as mucocutaneous ulcers, respiratory droplets (and possibly short-range aerosols), or contact with contaminated materials (e.g., linens, bedding, electronics, clothing).
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