Brazil, Spain report first monkeypox deaths outside Africa

Brazil on Friday reported the first monkeypox-related death outside the African continent in the current outbreak, shortly before Spain confirmed Europe’s first known death later in the day.

The Brazilian victim was a 41-year-old man who, the country’s health ministry said, also suffered from lymphoma and a weakened immune system.

In Spain, authorities did not immediately release details of the person who died from the disease.

A WHO report from July 22 showed that only five deaths had been reported worldwide, all in Africa.

Brazil, along with the US and Canada, is among the countries most affected by monkeypox in the Americas, with more than 5,000 cases recorded to date, the Pan American Health Organisation (Paho) reported.


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