Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga says Brazil will receive an antiviral agent to strengthen the country's fight against monkeypox. He said the intermediary is the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), World Health Organisation (WHO).
The announcement was made through the minister's social media. "The Ministry of Health will receive the Tecovirimat antiviral drug through PAHO to strengthen the fight against the monkeypox outbreak in Brazil," he wrote.
"More serious cases will be dealt with first," Queiroga said.
Last Friday, 29 July, the first case of death from monkeypox was reported in Brazil. TV CULTURA, a partner of the TV BRICS network, writes about this.