Brazil has 106 confirmed cases of monkeypox, according to a survey by the Ministry of Health in Brazil. The majority (75) were registered in São Paulo. Next is Rio de Janeiro, with 20 cases. In Minas Gerais, there were three cases of the disease. In Ceará, Paraná and Rio de Grande do Sul there were two records in each state.
There is also confirmation of infection by the virus in the Federal District and Rio Grande do Norte, with one case each.
Brazil’s Ministry of Health highlighted that it continues in direct articulation with the states to monitor cases and trace patients’ contacts. This is done through the Situation Room and Strategic Information Center on Health Surveillance.
Since 1 January and as of 22 June 2022, 3413 laboratory confirmed cases and one death have been reported to WHO from 50 countries/territories in five WHO Regions. Since the previous Disease Outbreak News of 17 June was published, 1310 new cases have been reported and eight new countries have reported cases.