A resident of Itaguaí with suspect Monkey Pox says he had no contact with foreigners. Rio de Janeiro

First blisters appeared on the forehead and then spread on the woman’s face.Personal archive

Posted 21/06/2022 13:11 | Updated 06/21/2022 15:10

A resident of Rio-Itaguaí, who is suspected of having monkey pox, said he believed that, if confirmed, the infection would have spread to municipalities in the metropolitan area. Preliminary information revealed that the woman was working in the hotel sector in the Mangaratiba area of ​​Costa Verde and had contacts with foreigners. However, she said she currently sees her clients as a manicureist in the area where she lives and did not leave the city before showing signs.

“They claim that I am working in the hotel industry, but I have not been working in the hotel industry for a month now. I was doing my nails here in my area, Itimirim neighborhood, Coroa Grande. Really sick, I was affected. I did not go to any hotel, I had no contact with any foreigner and I did not leave for any other country, I live here only in my area, I go from here, I go to the market, in the center of Itaguaí, and when I come home, I spend my day at home, I don’t usually go out. If I had a contract, it was here in my area, “said the resident. Announced, who preferred anonymity. .

According to the woman, the symptoms started on the 14th, when she felt severe headache. The next day, in addition to the pain, the woman had a fever. On June 16, blisters appeared on his forehead and he suspected that they were boils. It was only on the 17th that he decided to search the Emergency Care Unit (UPA) to find out what was happening, as blisters had spread all over his face. There, she was diagnosed with chicken pox and returned home.

“On the 19th, I decided to go to (municipal hospital) San Francisco, because these glands were already in my body. They don’t itch, they don’t hurt and they don’t stop growing in the body. The hospital was already saying that I suspected smallpox because I already had all the symptoms of the disease. The doctors quickly put me in a private room away from the population because Sao Francisco was full. ” The patient said.

The manicurist also said that the doctors at the unit asked her many questions and prescribed painkillers. He was released and has been in solitary confinement ever since. Yesterday, municipal health professionals were at the woman’s residence to take further samples of the injured and took her masks and gloves. This Tuesday (21), they should return to the site for follow-up. An ambulance was also provided in case he became unwell. There is no timetable for test results yet.

According to the woman, the pain she was feeling subsided immediately after taking the medicine, but returned soon after. For her, however, being away from her family and children, who are with her grandmother, has been the worst part. In a video released on Monday (20), the resident shows blisters appearing on his body and warns of the symptoms. Check it out below.

“For me, these have been the worst moments of my life. I cry every day and pray to God to heal me. Staying away from my family, my children is the worst thing in the world. Trying to cope with this loneliness. Because, as I had depression, being alone for a long time is not very comfortable. I am trying to be as calm as possible so that I do not spoil my condition and hope. Everything will pass as soon as possible. ”

So far, five suspects have already been investigated in Rio de Janeiro, along with two others in the capital, Nova Aguao and Duke de Cacias, according to the state health department. However, the Municipal Health Department of Review (SMS) reported on Tuesday that the city was investigating three suspected cases of monkey pox. Initially, Secretary Rodrigo Prado said there were four, but the ministry explained that there were actually three, as another was still under investigation, because by the standards of the analysis, it was still considered “suspicious.” Not eligible “

In addition to the investigators, two cases of the disease were confirmed and ten more were ruled out, according to the SES. In May, the Center for Strategic Information and Response in Health Surveillance (CIEVS) alerted municipal departments to detect and monitor potential cases of the disease, to ensure notification and follow-up.

According to Tania Vergara, president of the Rio de Janeiro Infectious Diseases Society, the current situation is worrying, but not alarming. Infectologists say the disease can be transmitted to anyone through close, personal and often skin-to-skin contact. To avoid infection, it is important to isolate suspects and clean your hands frequently.

“There is a vaccine, but it is rarely available in the world. It is a live vaccinated vaccine approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States to prevent monkey pox. For some people at risk. An important message is that monkeys should not be killed, they prey and act as sentinels. Now the disease that spreads all over the world is related to human contact. They are prey, including rats, “the expert explained.


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