The Ministry of Health reported Sunday that, so far, 76 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed across the country. Of this total, one case was registered in the Federal District, one in Rio Grande do Norte, two in Minas Gerais, two in Rio Grande do Sul, two in Ceará, 16 in Rio de Janeiro and 52 in São Paulo.
“The Ministry, through the Situation Room and Strategic Information Center on Health Surveillance (CIEVS Nacional) continues to liaise directly with the states to monitor cases and trace patient contacts,” the ministry said.
Among the cases is the first reported in The Federal District (DF). According to a statement released Saturday by the Health Department, the patient, whose identity was not revealed, is a man aged between 30 and 39 years, with a history of travel to Europe.
The secretary also informed that the patient is in home isolation and is accompanied by epidemiological surveillance teams.
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