Monkey smallpox: Cases investigated in Ituitaba discarded, city hall says | Mining Triangle

Monkey smallpox: Cases investigated in Ituitaba discarded, city hall says | Mining Triangle

According to the city government, The tests performed were negativebut the council continues to assist patients and investigate which disease is causing the symptoms presented.

g1 Seek confirmation of disposal from the Ministry of Health and the Minas Gerais State Health Authority (SES-MG). The agencies replied that they would verify the information, but there was still no response until the last update of the article.

On Sunday, the city hall reported that after developing some symptoms, the patient was taken to the Ituitaba (Upami) Municipal Emergency Center, where biological material was collected and sent for specific tests.

On Wednesday (15th), the Ministry of Health announced on Saturday (11th) another suspected case of the death of a 41-year-old criminal policeman under investigation in Uberlandia. He was hospitalized at Uberlandia Medical Center (UMC).

Guidance for municipalities

For laboratory diagnosis, SES-MG directed municipalities to collect samples for analysis by the Ezequiel Dias Foundation (Funed). SES-MG’s technical team and the Ministry of Health are also analysing all clinical data to investigate and close the case.

Monkeypox cases in Brazil

until Thursday (17), There are at least six confirmed cases of monkeypox in Brazil, four in the state of São Paulo, one in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and one in Rio de Janeiro.

Despite global attention, the World Health Organization (WHO) “It highlights that there have been no deaths associated with the disease. In addition, it does not recommend mass vaccination and says the current outbreak can be controlled through surveillance and contact tracing. ”

The WHO said monkeypox posed a “moderate risk” to global public health after cases were reported in countries where the disease was not endemic.

“The risk to public health could become high if this virus establishes as a human pathogen and spreads to groups more likely to be at risk of severe disease, such as young children and immunosuppressed populations,” WHO said.

The first symptoms of monkeypox are usually fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen glands (lymph nodes), chills, and exhaustion.

“After the incubation period [tempo entre a infecção e o início dos sintomas]individuals start with non-specific manifestations with symptoms that we have observed in other viruses: fever, malaise, tiredness, loss of appetite, collapse”, Giliane, virologist and researcher at the Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Minas Gerais Trindade explained (UFMG).

Within 1 to 3 days (and sometimes longer) after a fever, people develop a rash that usually starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body.

“What is an indicative difference: the development of lesions – lesions on the mouth and on the skin. They manifest first on the face and spread to the trunk, chest, palms, soles of the feet”, added Trindade, who was created by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation A consultant to the team monitoring smallpox cases in monkeys.

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