A suspected case of monkeypox in Cedro, Ceará, has been reported

A suspected case of monkeypox in Cedro, Ceará, has been reported

The Department of Health of Cedar, 387 kilometers from Fortaleza, reported this Thursday 16 of the notification of a suspected case of smallpox in a neighbor of the municipality. According to a note released by the ministry, this is a 54-year-old man who recently had contact with a person living in the state of São Paulo, where four cases of the disease have already been confirmed.

Also according to the secretary, the patient presented the first symptoms of the infection this Wednesday, the 15th, when he was admitted to the Zulmira Sedrim Hospital and Maternity Hospital in Aguiar, where he remains hospitalized. His health, the folder adds, is considered stable.

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Following the standard procedure for suspected cases of the disease, the Municipal Epidemiological Surveillance has not communicated the file to the Ministry of Health (MS) and continues to monitor the patient and the people who have had contact with him in recent days. The man’s genetic samples were sent to the Oswaldo Cruz Institute’s Interovirus Laboratory (IOC / Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro, a reference point for the diagnosis of monkeypox cases in the Northeast Region. and in the state of Rio de Janeiro. . The result should come out in 21 days.

desired by THE PEOPLE, the Department of Health of Ceará (Sesa) has reported that it has not yet been officially notified by the Ministry of Health about the suspected case of smallpox of the monkey registered this Thursday, 16, in Cedro. The folder indicates that, so far, the state has added two records of the disease. One of them, involving a neighbor of Fortaleza, has already been ruled out by laboratory tests. The other, notified to Maracanaú, is awaiting the processing of the test.

In Brazil, there are six confirmed cases of monkeypox. Four are in São Paulo, one in Rio Grande do Sul and another in Rio de Janeiro. No deaths were reported in the country until the night of Thursday 16, according to the Ministry of Health.

How is the monkey’s smallpox transmitted?

-Transmission between humans occurs mainly through large respiratory drops;

– As the drops cannot travel far, prolonged personal contact is required;

– The disease can still infect people through body fluids, contact with the injury or indirect contact with the material of the injury;

What are the main symptoms of monkeypox?

– The incubation period can vary from 5 to 21 days

– The febrile stage of the disease usually lasts 1 to 3 days (fever, severe headache, swollen lymph nodes, back pain, muscle aches and lack of energy)

– Rash phase, lasting 2 to 4 weeks (lesions progress from macules – flat base lesions – to papules – firm painful lesions raised)


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