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Monkeys attacked in Brazil as monkeypox fear rises

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The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Mauricio Savarese

SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Health Organization said Tuesday that a monkey was killed in Brazil amid fears of monkeypox transmission. expressed grief.

Brazilian News His website G1 reported on Sunday that he had 10 monkeys poisoned in the city of San Jose do Rio Preto in the state of Sao Paulo, less than a week later. Similar incidents were reported in other cities.

At a press conference in Geneva, WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said, "People need to know that the transmission we are seeing now is between humans.

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

The country's Ministry of Health notified the disease on 29 July. One associated death was confirmed, the victim being a man with compromised immunity and comorbidities.

Transmission can occur from animals to humans, but according to Harris, recently outbreaks have been linked to human contact only.

"Don't attack animals," she said.

Brazil also has long documented attacks on monkeys during yellow fever epidemics.

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