A 28-year-old resident of Indaiatuba (SP) is fourth confirmed case of monkey pox in the state of São Paulo, and the sixth in Brazil. The information was released by the Ministry of Health, which reported that the case was confirmed in a laboratory on Thursday (16) by the Adolfo Lutz Institute.
“The patient is in home isolation and has a stable clinical picture, without complications and monitored by the state and municipal health authorities,” the memo states.
As with the other three confirmed cases in the state, the contamination is considered imported as the patient has a history of travel to Europe. According to the leaflet, all containment and control measures were adopted immediately, such as patient isolation and tracking of their contacts.
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“The Ministry of Health, through the Monkeypox Situation Room and the National CIEVS, continues to have direct contact with the State of São Paulo to monitor the case and track down those who have been contacted,” the statement said.
so far Brazil registers six confirmed casesfour in São Paulo (two in the capital, one in Vinhedo and another in Indaiatuba), one in Rio Grande do Sul and one in Rio de Janeiro – there are 13 suspected cases under investigation.
Took to hospital with injuries
The patient from Indaiatuba with a history of travel to Spain visited Santa Ignês Hospital from the city’s private network at 23.30 last Monday (13). In a memo, the medical unit reported that the 28-year-old man had “papular lesions” and that the guard raised the hypothesis of infection with “monkey pox virus”, “continued to immediately isolate the patient and inform health surveillance of the municipality.”
“We continued to collect all examinations according to the state protocol and by common agreement with the municipal surveillance. The patient remains in home isolation and is accompanied by the municipal team,” the memo from Santa Ignês Hospital states.
São Paulo on Tuesday night (14) confirmed a third case of monkey pox in the state: a 31-year-old man living in the capital of São Paulo, who is hospitalized at the Emílio Ribas Institute of Infectious Diseases with a good clinical picture.
The first case of the disease in the country was confirmed on June 9 by the Adolfo Lutz Institute. The patient, a 41-year-old man who traveled to Spain, the second country with the highest number of cases of the disease, was placed in isolation at the Instituto de Infectologia Emílio Ribas in the western zone of the capital. He is in good clinical condition.
The other patient is a 29-year-old man who traveled to Europe and is isolated in his home in Vinhedo, in the interior of São Paulo.
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- Muscle pain
- Back pain
- Swollen nodes (lymph nodes)
- Within 1 to 3 days (sometimes longer), after the fever appears, the patient develops a rash, which usually starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body.
- Lesions undergo five stages before falling off, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The disease usually lasts for 2 to 4 weeks.
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