Last week, Spain announced two deaths linked to the monkeypox virus.
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After Spain, India. Indian authorities announced on Monday August 1 the death of a man infected with monkeypox, who had recently returned from the United Arab Emirates. The Ministry of Health in the state of Kerala, in southern India, said tests on the 22-year-old victim who died on July 30 after testing positive “show that the man had monkeypox”. This death is the fourth linked to this disease outside of Africa.
On July 24, the WHO triggered the highest level of alert, the Public Health Emergency of International Concern, to strengthen the fight against monkey pox, also called monkeypox virus. According to the WHO, more than 18,000 cases of monkeypox have been detected worldwide outside Africa since early May, most of them in Europe. Spain announced two monkeypox-related deaths last week and Brazil one.
However, it is unclear whether monkeypox was the cause of these three deaths. Autopsies are still underway in Spain. In Brazil, the authorities claim that the deceased patient had other serious pathologies. India has recorded at least four cases of the disease, the first of which was on July 15 in another man who returned to Kerala after a trip to the United Arab Emirates.