Ministry of Health investigates suspected monkeypox cases in Barsus | maranhão

The Mayor of Barthus, 810 km from San Luis, is investigating cases of suspected monkeypox (monkeypox). So far, There are no confirmed cases of this disease in Maranhão..

According to the ferry city, the suspect is a 38-year-old man who arrived in the city and showed symptoms of illness. He would have traveled to Brasília and Goiania and sought medical assistance only on Friday (17) after his symptoms worsened.

Scientists say monkeypox is well known to scientists and doesn’t spread so easily, so it doesn’t face the global problem of Covid-19 scale — Photo: Getty Images.

The Barthus Department of Health said it was taking all steps and attention in connection with the incident. The patient was quarantined, tested and sent to San Luis.

“We have already set up a task force to examine the patient, isolate this patient, and isolate cases that have come into contact with this patient. Therefore, we will produce results so that this blockade can be achieved immediately. That was the task force. As far as possible, this blockade and I tell the mere suspected inhabitants that they have already collected suspicious material and sent it to San Luis.

O The State of Maranhão has already notified and excluded two suspected monkeypox cases... Both cases were reported in San Luis. This Friday (17), the State Department (SES) reported in a memo that the case was discarded after the Ministry of Health after a negative clinical test sent for analysis.

The suspected case excluded by the health agency was a 30-year-old man who had never traveled and had symptoms corresponding to the disease. The patient remains isolated at home to wait for a diagnosis of the infection.

The initial symptoms of monkeypox are usually fever, headache, myalgia, low back pain, glandular swelling (lymph nodes), chills, and tiredness.

  • See a list of symptoms and how to protect yourself
  • See how it is transmitted

“After the incubation period [tempo entre a infecção e o início dos sintomas]Gillian Trindade, a virologist and researcher at the Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, explains: (UFMG).

Within 1 to 3 days (and in some cases longer) after the onset of fever, the patient develops a rash. It usually starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body.

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