SES excludes the second suspected case of monkeypox in São Luís | maranhão

The Minister of Health (Ses) denied the existence of a suspected case of monkeypox (monkeypox) in San Luis this Friday (17). The announcement was made by the Ministry of Health after the negative results of the clinical tests 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.

To date, no cases of “monkeypox” have been identified in Maranhão.

On June 8, a 30-year-old man from San Luis was admitted to a unit in the city’s public network with no travel history. The patient had symptoms of fever, chills, headache, burning sensation, low back pain, and lesions with generalized itching.

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The Minister of Health (SES) announces that a suspected monkeypox case of a San Luis patient has been destroyed.

This statement was made by the Ministry of Health this Friday morning (17) after a negative clinical test analyzed by the Ezekiel Diaz Foundation in Minas Gerais.

The patient remains isolated at home to wait for a diagnosis of the infection. The patient’s clinical condition is stable.

With negative results, SES points out that the state of Maranhão has so far been free of cases of monkeypox. It also emphasizes that new travelers arriving from places with positive cases will double their care and seek medical attention at the health unit for diagnosis as soon as suspicious signs or symptoms appear.

Suspicious cases excluded in San Luis

This is the second suspected case of monkeypox (monkeypox) excluded in San Luis. The first case was a 5-year-old child. The case was discarded after a diagnostic evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Health (MS) through the Health Monitoring Strategy Information Center (Cievs). This information was disclosed in a memo issued by Semus on June 2, signaling the negative consequences of the disease.

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

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“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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