Monkeys in Brazil under attack amid rising fear and outbreaks of monkeypox – National

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday expressed its sadness at the killing of monkeys in Brazil over fears of contracting monkeypox.

Brazilian news website G1 reported on Sunday that 10 monkeys had been poisoned in the city of Sao Jose do Rio Preto, in Sao Paulo state, in less than a week. Similar incidents have been reported from other cities.

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“People need to know that the transmission we’re seeing now is among humans,” said Margaret Harris, a WHO spokeswoman, during a news conference in Geneva.

According to the WHO, Brazil has more than 1,700 cases of monkeypox.

The country’s health ministry confirmed one death related to the disease on July 29. The victim was a male with low immunity and comorbidities.

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Transmission can be from animals to humans, but the recent outbreak is linked only to human contacts, according to Harris.

“Humans should definitely not attack the animals,” she said.

Brazil also has a long history of attacks on monkeys during yellow fever outbreaks.

Since May, nearly 90 countries have reported more than 29,000 cases of monkeypox. The WHO classified the outbreak of the once rare disease as an international emergency in July.

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