The Ministry of Health on Thursday (23) confirmed three cases of monkey pox (monkey pox) in the state of Sao Paulo. There are three male patients, residents of the capital Sao Paulo, aged between 24 and 37, who have no history of traveling to countries with confirmed cases.
Cases are being investigated to find the transmission links.
Patients are isolated, their medical condition is stable, without complications and are monitored by state and municipal health departments.
So far, there have been 14 confirmed cases of monkey pox in Brazil, ten in Sao Paulo, two in Rio Grande do Sul and two in Rio de Janeiro. Eleven have been imported, with a history of travel to Europe, and three are independent.
“Through the Ministry of Health, the Emergency Room and the National CIEVS, the state communicates directly with Sao Paulo to monitor cases and track contacts. Folder advises that suspicious cases be reported immediately.” The note states.
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The WHO said monkey pox posed a “moderate threat” to global public health after cases were reported in countries where the disease is not endemic.
“If the virus establishes itself as a human pathogen and spreads to groups at risk of serious illness, such as young children and people with immune system deficiencies,” the WHO said. Said
The organization says there is no recommendation for smallpox vaccine for cases of monkey pox.
Microscope image shows monkey pox virus – Photo: Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Reigner / CDC via AP
Early symptoms of monkey pox are usually fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen glands (lymph nodes), chills and fatigue.
“After the incubation period [tempo entre a infecção e o início dos sintomas]The individual begins with a non-specific phenomenon, with Symptoms that we see in other viruses.: Fever, anxiety, fatigue, loss of appetite, prostration “, explains Galen Trendad, a virologist and researcher in the Department of Microbiology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).
Within 1 to 3 days (sometimes more) of the fever, the patient develops itching, which usually begins on the face and spreads to other parts of the body.
“What is the difference between indicative: lesion development – lesions on the oral cavity and skin. They first begin to show themselves on the face and spread to the trunk, chest, palms, soles of the feet.“Trendad is a consultant to a group set up by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to monitor cases of smallpox in monkeys.