Reports from the Molecular Laboratory of Virology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the Laboratory of the State Department of Health (SES), Lacen, were negative for smallpox infection.monkeypox virus), known as monkey smallpox, in a patient in Macae, north of Rio de Janeiro.
Information about the results of the report is published in the City Health Department’s Epidemiological Surveillance Report on the Macae City Hall website.
“The epidemiological surveillance report of the Municipal Health Department said that the examination report carried out by the Molecular Laboratory of Virology of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) confirmed that the smallpox infection was negative (monkeypox virus) diagnosis of a 43-year-old patient, non-Macaé resident, hospitalized in isolation in a private hospital in the city since last Wednesday (8),” he noted.
The note also stated that the patient’s health was stable. “He will undergo a clinical assessment this Monday (13) and is expected to be discharged later today.”
The Centre for Health Surveillance Strategic Information (CIEVS) reported a negative result and the patient underwent supplemental testing recommended by the Ministry of Health (MS). “To date, there have been no confirmed cases of monkeypox in the state.” Brazilian institutions.
In May, CIEVs directed city health departments to test and monitor possible cases of the disease, according to SES. “This measure is designed to ensure that city and state surveillance agencies are notified of possible cases and monitor the development of the disease,” he noted.
The folder adds monkeypox It is a viral disease that causes a rash, usually on the face, that spreads to other parts of the body, including the genitals. Human-to-human transmission occurs primarily through personal contact with respiratory secretions, skin lesions of an infected person, or recently contaminated objects.
“Recently identified cases show a large number of lesions in the genital area. The rash goes through different stages and may look like chicken pox or syphilis, eventually forming a scab, which then heals. When the scab disappears, the person is not able to infect others. people,” he also pointed out that the incubation period is 6 to 16 days, but can reach 21 days.
According to the secretary, symptoms include fever, headache, muscle pain, back pain, and swollen glands. [aumento de tamanho de glândulas], chills and exhaustion. “If the disease is suspected, the patient must be isolated until the lesions have completely disappeared. Treatment is based on supportive measures aimed at relieving symptoms and preventing and treating complications and sequelae,” he said.
The man, who was hospitalized at a private hospital in the city on Wednesday, was not a resident of Macaé but was taken to the unit after disembarking from the oil platform. Hospitalization followed an isolation protocol until the diagnosis was over, according to the city party secretary.