The Brazilian Health Ministry announced the creation of a committee to monitor developments around monkeypox.
Even before the country has registered its first infection or even suspected cases, the committee has already provided guidelines to states on how to deal with suspected cases and offered the latest information on the disease, which is endemic in West and Central Africa. As of Monday, there were more than 100 confirmed cases in 14 countries, with dozens more under investigation.
Health authorities in Brazil have recommended the use of masks in airports to prevent the disease from spreading in the country. The Health Ministry also informed that there is no vaccine against monkeypox available in Brazil so far.