First recorded monkeypox death outside of Africa

Two new countries have been registered, the first death from monkeypox, which heralds the spread of the disease to the continents of Europe and South America alike.

On Friday, Spain announced the death of a person from monkeypox, which i media Spaniards described it as the first death of this kind in the European Union.

Spain’s health ministry said 120 people have been hospitalized so far in hospital with monkeypox and one person died. This was the first monkeypox death in the country, the Spanish news agency and others said media.

The ministry did not provide further details and only stated that in In Spain, 4,298 cases of the disease have appeared, including 3,500 cases of men who have had sexual intercourse with other men and, out of the total of those infected, only 64 were women.

And before Spain announced the first death, it was preceded by a few hours by Brazil, the largest country in South America.

On Friday, Brazil announced the first death from monkeypox, the victim of which was a 41-year-old man.

According to the Reuters news agency, Spain and Brazil became the first two countries to announce a case of death from this disease, outside of Africa.

Experts believe that the monkeypox epidemic in Europe and North and South America both started with two parties held in Belgium and Spain.

The current outbreak is the largest outbreak of the virus and has been classified by the World Health Organization as a global health emergency.