The Ministry of Health today reported that 11 cases of Monkey Pox have been confirmed in the country so far. According to the folder, seven patients are in Sao Paulo, two in Rio de Janeiro and two in Rio Grande do Sul.
The health status of the patients and the cities where they are located were not reported.
According to the ministry, 10 more suspected cases are being investigated. There are two in Ceará, four in Rio de Janeiro, one in Santa Catarina, one in Acre and two in Rio Grande do Sul.
The ministry also said it was monitoring the situation through the Emergency Room and the CIEVS (Center for Strategic Information on Health Monitoring) and tracking patient contacts.
The first Brazilian in the country to be released with a monkey puck was released from hospital yesterday. Anderson Ribeiro spent 14 days in solitary confinement at the Emilio Rabas Hospital in Sao Paulo.
How pollution occurs.
Monkey pox is a rare viral disease that is spread through close / intimate contact with an infected person with skin lesions. This contact can occur, for example, by hugging, kissing, massaging, sexual intercourse, or closing the airways for a long time.
Prevention and symptoms
To prevent infection, it is recommended to avoid close / intimate contact with the sick person until all wounds have healed. Avoid contact with any material, such as bedding, used by a sick person. And hand washing, washing them with soap and water and / or alcohol gel.
The first symptoms may include fever, headache, muscle and back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills or fatigue. One to three days after the onset of these symptoms, people develop skin lesions that can occur on the hands, mouth, feet, chest, face, and / or genital area.
Monkeypox can be deadly, but the risk is low. There are two distinct groups of the virus circulating in the world, based on their genetic characteristics: one mainly in Central African countries – with a mortality rate of close to 10% – and The other is circulating in West Africa, at a very low rate. 1%
Complications can occur, especially secondary bacterial infections of the skin or lungs, which can lead to sepsis and death, or the virus can spread to the central nervous system, leading to a severe inflammatory condition of the brain called encephalitis. Says, which can result in serious death ..
In addition, like any serious viral illness, depending on the patient’s immune system and conditions and access to appropriate medical care, some cases can lead to death.
There will be a meeting next Thursday (23) to discuss the growing number of infections worldwide. The WHO is considering whether to declare the outbreak of monkey pox a global health emergency.
There are more than 2,100 confirmed cases of monkey pox in 42 countries around the world.