First monkeypox death outside Africa recorded in Brazil

New Delhi, 30/7: A 41-year-old man in Brazil has died of monkeypox, making him the first person outside of Africa to have been killed by the disease, local authorities said on Friday.



The man, who local media said had serious immune system problems, died in Belo Horizonte, the capital of the southeastern Minas Gerais state, on Thursday.


He “was receiving hospital treatment for other serious conditions,” the state health ministry said in a statement.



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