This is the first death ever recorded in Europe of a patient infected with this disease.
The Spanish Ministry of Health announced on Friday the death of a person suffering from monkeypox, considered to be the first death ever recorded in Europe of a patient infected with this disease. In Spain, one of the countries with the most cases in the world, 4,298 people have been infected and one has died, the ministry’s Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies said in its report. of Friday, without specifying either the cause or the date of this death.
A death in Brazil
Earlier in the day, Brazil also announced the death of a 41-year-old man with monkeypox, the first death from the disease outside Africa and sixth overall. A man “Suffering from monkey pox who was being treated in hospital for other serious clinical conditions died on Thursday”said the health secretariat of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais (southeast) in a press release.
“It is important to point out that he had serious comorbidities, so as not to cause panic in the population. Mortality (linked to this disease) remains very low”, said the Secretary of Health of Minas Gerais, Fábio Baccheretti, who explained that the patient was undergoing treatment for cancer. According to the Ministry of Health, Brazil has recorded nearly 1,000 cases of monkeypox, most of them in the states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, also located in the south-east of the country.