Piauí is investigating the first suspected monkey case Drink up

Piauí recorded a suspected case of monkeypox or “monkey smallpox”, notifying the state health department (Sesapi) this Thursday (23). The agency reported that the Center for Strategic Information on Health Surveillance (Cievs) is investigating the suspicion.

Details not disclosed. It’s just that it’s one. Patient who had contact with people living in another state and developed some symptoms of the disease, including fever, blisters, headache, muscle aches, back pain, lymphadenopathy, chills and fatigue.

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“Monkeypox, or” monkeypox, “is a viral disease, and human-to-human transmission occurs primarily through skin lesions of infected people, recently contaminated objects, or even large respiratory droplets, Sesapi said. Is.

The incubation period (date of exposure to the virus until the onset of symptoms) is 6 to 16 days, but it can be up to 21 days. The disease is diagnosed in the laboratory by molecular testing or genetic sequencing.

“Tests should be performed on all patients who have been classified in the definition of a suspected case. Samples are sent to the state’s Central Laboratory (Lessons),” he told Sesapi.

Cievs coordinator Amelia Costa said the key to controlling the disease is to isolate patients, monitor and monitor close patient and family relationships.

Another safety measure is the use of personal protective equipment by patients and health professionals or caregivers, the manager said.

According to Sesapi, Piauí has ​​an emergency plan to identify, track and respond to cases. The agency reported that in case of hospitalization, the rear guard for patients with high complication (with the presence of organic disorder) will be the Institute Nitin Portella.

Infectious disease doctor Jose Noronha said that although monkey pox occurs like traditional smallpox, the transmission from one person to another is very low, as is the death rate.

“Most patients have a mild illness and recover without medical intervention. Others who are at risk for dehydration (nausea, vomiting, dyspnea) are hospitalized for intravenous hydration. Staying may be required. For a critically ill patient, supportive care is needed until the patient recovers from the infection, “he explained.

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