Monkey pox: eight suspected cases of the disease are investigated in the Midwest by Minas | Midwest

Eight suspected cases of monkeypox is investigated in cities in the Midwest of Minas, in accordance with an replace revealed by the State Health Department (SES-MG) this Friday (fifth). In whole there are 11 notifications in the area. The first case of the disease in the area was confirmed in good order.

The cities the place the cases are investigated are: Bom Despacho, Divinópolis, Itaúna, Nova Serrana, Pará de Minas, Pompéu and Santo Antônio do Monte.

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See under for data on cases in the area:

cases in the area

Town Assume Confirmed discarded Notifications
good order 1 1 thaw
Divinópolis thaw thaw
Itaúna 1 1
Nova Serrana 1 1
parrots 1 (lives overseas) 1
Pará de Minas 1 1 thaw
Pompey 1 1
San Antonio do Monte 1 1

1st confirmed case in the area

The municipality of Bom Despacho introduced on Wednesday (3) that the suspected case investigated in the metropolis had examined optimistic for the disease. Since final week, the Municipal Health Department has adopted the 42-year-old affected person. It is the first confirmed case of the disease in the Midwest of Minas Gerais.

The man is steady and in house isolation and well being groups proceed to observe the case.

What is monkeypox?

Infectologist explains how monkeypox is transmitted

Monkeypox is a uncommon viral disease that’s transmitted by shut contact with an contaminated particular person. Transfer will be carried out in the following methods:

  • By contact with the virus – with an contaminated animal, particular person or supplies, together with by animal bites and scratches, dealing with wild recreation or utilizing merchandise created from contaminated animals. It is just not but recognized which animal carries the virus in the wild, though African rodents are suspected of enjoying a task in transmitting smallpox to people;
  • Person-to-person: By direct contact with physique fluids akin to blood and pus, respiratory secretions or wounds from an contaminated particular person, throughout intimate contact – together with throughout intercourse – and by kissing, hugging or touching components of the physique with wounds precipitated by the disease. It is just not but recognized whether or not monkeypox will be unfold by semen or vaginal fluids;
  • For contaminated supplies which have touched physique fluids or wounds, akin to clothes or sheets;
  • From the mom to the fetus by the placenta;
  • From mom to little one throughout or after beginning, by skin-to-skin contact;
  • Sores, lesions or sores in the mouth will also be contagious, which means the virus will be unfold by saliva.

Until 2 pm this Friday, 81 cases of the disease had been confirmed in Minas Gerais. An extra 158 cases had been dominated out, 291 are suspected and a couple of cases had been labeled as possible.

A confirmed case of monkeypox, adopted in hospital for monitoring of different critical medical situations, died on 28 July. This is a 41-year-old male affected person, a resident of Belo Horizonte and born in Pará de Minas.

SES-MG stories that up to now the different confirmed cases are all males, aged between 21 and 55, in good medical situation. SES-MG additionally informs that on Monday (1st) they had been notified of a suspected case of the disease in a toddler aged 1 yr and 6 months, dwelling in Contagem municipality. After analysis, nevertheless, it was noticed that the affected person didn’t meet the case definition standards.

Also in accordance with the leaflet, different knowledge regarding the cases is not going to be disclosed in order to protect the privateness and individuality of the sufferers, in accordance with the General Data Protection Act (LGDP).

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