The councilor estimates that the monkeys’ cups require monitoring

attention to the prevention of the Abekopper outbreak, which has spread to at least 20 countries, including suspected incidents in Brazil.

In this context, the parliamentarian – who is chairman of the health commission in Cuiabá municipality – argued about a risk alert published last week by the Center for Strategic Information on Health Monitoring (CIEVS) in the municipal health department (SMS). ).

Luiz Fernando said the situation required surveillance and that experts could not repeat the first errors in the Covid-19 pandemic, which delayed the identification of cases, which contributed to the spread of the virus.

“Although smallpox is not as transmissible or dangerous as coronavirus, researchers say there is a need for clearer guidance on how people infected with smallpox should isolate themselves, more explicit advice on how to protect people at risk, and better test and contact tracking, ”he pointed out.

According to Risk Alert, Monkeypox is a rare zoonotic virus disease caused by the Monkeypox virus. It was first discovered in 1958 in colonies of monkeys kept for research. The first human case of monkey poop was recorded in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since then, Monkeypox has been reported in humans in several other Central and West African countries. Pr. May 27, 2022, 310 cases have been reported in 22 non-African countries, with 305 confirmed cases, mainly in Europe. Five cases remain under suspicion. The natural reservoir of Monkeypox remains unknown. However, African rodents and non-human primates (such as monkeys) can house the virus and infect humans.

signs and symptoms

Fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes (tongue), chills (chills), fatigue (fatigue).

Within 1 to 3 days (sometimes longer) after the onset of the fever, the patient develops a rash (skin lesion), which usually starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body. In the last stage, there is a crust in the lesion. In a suspected case, perform IMMEDIATELY isolation of the individual.

The incubation period is typically 6 to 16 days, but can be up to 21 days. When the crust disappears, the person stops infecting others. The isolation of the individual should be completed only after complete disappearance of the lesions.


It occurs when a person comes in contact with the virus. It can be through contact with a sick animal, contaminated materials or humans. Human-to-human transmission can occur through respiratory secretions (drops), through skin lesions (although not visible), through newly contaminated objects, and through body fluids and secretions from the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth).

People who show symptoms should seek medical attention and report if they have had contact with a sick animal or human or contaminated material or are traveling abroad within the last month before the onset of symptoms.

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