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The cargo ship MV Captain John P. underwent disinfection at the Port of Santos, on the coast of São Paulo, after determination by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa). The measure was taken after the confirmation of three suspected cases of monkey pox on board the vessel. With the completion of the services, the ship returned to the anchorage area, a region away from the coast, from the Santos pier.
Crew Inspected for Monkeypox
With the suspected cases, the agency determined a clinical evaluation of the other crew members and a physical inspection of the vessel. The ship docked, during the afternoon of Monday (8), at warehouse 34 of the pier, for inspection by Anvisa and the state and municipal Epidemiological Surveillance.
Isolation at Sea to Prevent Further Contamination
The vessel came from the port of San Lorenzo, Argentina. The Santos Port Authority (SPA), which is the port authority that manages the Santos pier, was notified about the situation that was occurring inside the ship by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) on August 4th. The ship was prevented from docking at the Santos pier and remained in the anchorage area, away from the coast, awaiting authorization from Anvisa.
The Suspected Cases
Initially, two crew members disembarked in Santos with suspicion of the disease. On August 5th, another professional left the ship with symptoms. The three had skin rashes on their bodies and were taken to a local hospital.