With 696 confirmed cases, Brazil negotiates purchase of monkeypox vaccine – Portal CM7 – Notícias de Manaus i Amazonas

By Lindivan on July 24, 2022 at 9:33 am

With 696 confirmed cases of monkeypox, Brazil is coordinating with the World Health Organization (WHO) to obtain a vaccine against the disease. According to the Ministry of Health, global negotiations are underway with the manufacturer to expand access to the immunization agent for countries where there are confirmed cases of the disease.

Through a note, the map emphasized that the WHO does not recommend mass vaccination in non-endemic countries for the disease, as is the case in Brazil. Until now, the recommendation was that people who were in contact with suspected cases and health workers with high occupational risk should be vaccinated against exposure to the virus.

Of the 696 confirmed cases in the country so far, 506 are from the state of São Paulo, 102 from Rio de Janeiro, 33 from Minas Gerais, 13 from the Federal District, 11 from Parana, 14 from Goiás, three from Bahia, two from Ceará. , three from Rio Grande do Sul, two from Rio Grande do Norte, two from Espírito Santo, three from Pernambuco, one from Mato Grosso do Sul and one from Santa Catarina.

international emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) decided today (23) to declare that monkeypox represents an urgent public health threat of international importance. The announcement was made by the director general of the entity, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a press conference.

Via Agência Brasil

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