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Anvisa will create an emergency technical committee to monitor cases of monkeypox in Brazil

The group aims to accelerate development and actions involving clinical research and authorization of drugs and vaccines

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Anvisa said it will discuss with drug developers how to treat, prevent or diagnose the disease.

THE National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) will create an emergency technical committee to monitor the cases of monkey pox IN Brazil. The initiative will involve the technical areas of clinical research, registration, good manufacturing practices and pharmacovigilance together with health professionals and the scientific community. In a statement, the agency says the committee’s action is intended to accelerate development and actions involving clinical research and the authorization of drugs and vaccines. “The Committee’s performance will allow for coordinated and rapid action to protect public health, bringing together the best experiences available in regulatory authorities,” he informs. In addition, Anvisa said the technical team will produce clinical trial protocols and also discuss with drug developers how to treat, prevent or diagnose the disease.

This Wednesday, the 27th, Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 978 cases of monkeypox in Brazil. Downloaded with the largest number of positive cases among the states of the country São Paulo. In total, 744 people in São Paulo were infected by the disease. It then appears Rio de Janeiro, with 177 cases of monkey pox, as it is also called. Other Brazilian states account for less than 50 cases of the disease. Are they: My general (44), Money (19), Federal District (15), Goias (13), Bahia (5), Ceará (4), Santa Catarina (4), Rio Grande do Sul (3), Pernambuco (3), the great northern river (two), The Holy Spirit (two), Tocantins (1), Mato Grosso (1 and Acre (1).

On the weekend, World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a “global health emergency”. In practice, the state forces health agencies to increase disease prevention measures. According to experts, monkeypox is transmitted through the respiratory tract. However, doctors emphasize that transmission occurs only when contact is made for a long time. The main symptoms reported by patients are fever, headache, muscle pain, back pain, swollen glands, chills and fatigue.

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