São Paulo confirms second case of monkey pox

Monkey pox is a rare viral disease that is transmitted by close contact with an infected person with skin lesions.

The disease was discovered in a 29-year-old man, who is isolated in his home in Vinhedo, in the interior of the state.

The Ministry of Health in São Paulo on Saturday the 11th confirmed the second case of monkey pox in the state. The disease was discovered in a 29-year-old man who is isolated at his residence in Vinhedo in the interior of the state.

According to the National Board of Health, the case is considered imported because the man has a travel history to Portugal and Spain. He had his first symptoms while still in Europe. The positive result was confirmed by a Spanish laboratory after landing in Brazil, which took place last Wednesday, 8.

In a note, the Ministry of Health reported that new samples from the patient were collected and will be analyzed by the Adolfo Lutz Institute in São Paulo.

Last Thursday, the 9th, the government of São Paulo confirmed the first case in the country: a resident of the capital of São Paulo, who is admitted to the Instituto de Infectologia Emílio Ribas, with a good development of the clinical picture.

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Monkeypox in English abekopper, is a rare viral disease that is transmitted by close contact with an infected person with skin lesions. Contact can be through hugs, kisses, massage or intercourse. The disease is also transmitted via respiratory secretions.

The disease can still be transmitted by contact with objects, fabrics (clothes, bedding or towels) and surfaces that were used by the patient. There is no specific treatment for the disease, but the clinical picture is usually mild, requiring care and observation of the lesions.

According to the National Board of Health, the first symptoms can be fever, headache, muscle and back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills or fatigue. One to three days after the onset of symptoms, people develop skin lesions, usually on the mouth, feet, chest, face and / or genitals.

To prevent it, close contact with the patient should be avoided until all wounds have healed, as well as with any material used by the infected person. It is also important to wash hands, wash them with soap and water or use alcohol gel.

Control measures

According to the Ministry of Health, control measures were taken immediately, such as isolation and contact tracing on an international flight, with the support of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa). “Three people were identified who will be contacted for guidance and monitoring,” reads a note from the leaflet.

The Ministry of Health points out that since May 23, it has established a situation space to monitor the virus scenario in Brazil. “The measure aims to quickly and effectively disseminate guidelines for responding to the public health incident as well as direct monitoring actions regarding case definition, notification process, laboratory flow and epidemiological investigation in the country,” he highlighted.

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