The State Health Department of Rio de Janeiro confirmed today the fifth case of monkeypox in the state. According to a note released by the secretary, three patients reside in the city of Rio and one in Maricá (in Grande Rio). The fifth case is a resident of London who was traveling to Rio when the disease was confirmed.

Rio de Janeiro State/CDC

There are still four suspected cases of the disease under investigation in the state, according to the State Health Department.

With  today ‘s case , there are already 21 confirmed patients with monkeypox in Brazil, 14 in São Paulo and two in Rio Grande do Sul, in addition to those registered in Rio.

According to the Ministry of Health, another 23 cases are under investigation in the states of Ceará, Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná, Santa Catarina, Espírito Santo, Acre, Rio Grande do Norte, Minas Gerais, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul and Rio de Janeiro. , in addition to the Federal District.