Variole du singe : décès d’un homme au Brésil, le premier hors d’Afrique

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Pour la première fois un homme est decédéate de la variole du singe hors d’Afrique. Il s’agit d’un Brésilien de 41 ans.

A 41-year-old man died of smallpox in Brazil. Six people are already deceased from the disease but this is the first death outside of Africa. A man “atteint de variole du singe qui était suivi à l’hôpital pour d’autre affections cliniques graves est decédée judi” announced the secrétariat à la Santé de l’Etat brasilien de Minas Gerais”.

The patient died at the Eduardo de Menezes Hospital in Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais. According to the local media, he had “grave problems with immunity”.

Brazil currently reviews 1000 cases of monkeypox, according to the Ministry of Health. The first case was detected on June 10, in a man arriving from Europe.

Une maladie qui prend de l’ampleur

On Saturday 23 July, the World Health Organization (WHO) has activated the highest level of alert, the public health emergency of international scope.

Pour l’instant more than 18 000 cases are recorded in the world, outside the endemic areas in Africa. 70% of cases are concentrated in Europe.

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