According to the Municipality, the test performed was negativebut City Hall continues to assist the patient and investigate which disease caused the symptoms shown.
G1 asked the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Health of the state of Minas Gerais (SES-MG) to confirm the delay. The authorities replied that they would confirm the information, but there was no response until the last update of the article.
City Hall reported on Sunday that, after showing some symptoms, the patient was transferred to the municipal emergency unit in Ituiutaba (Upami), where biological material was collected and sent for specific tests.
The Ministry of Health on Wednesday (15) dismissed another suspected case of the disease, which is being investigated in Uberlandia, in connection with the death of a 41-year-old police officer, announced on Saturday (11). He was hospitalized at Uberlândia Medical Center (UMC).
Guidelines for municipalities
For laboratory diagnosis, SES-MG led municipalities to collect samples for analysis by the Ezequiel Dias Foundation (Funed). All clinical data are also analyzed by the SES-MG technical team and the Ministry of Health to investigate and close cases.
Cases of monkeypox in Brazil
Until Thursday (17) at least 6 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Brazil, 4 in the state of Sao Paulo, 1 in Rio Grande do Sulu and 1 in Rio de Janeiro.
Despite global concerns, the World Health Organization (WHO) “This emphasizes that there have been no deaths related to the disease. In addition, he does not recommend mass vaccination and says the current epidemic can be controlled by monitoring and monitoring contacts. ”
The WHO said that monkeypox posed a “moderate risk” to global public health after cases were reported in countries where the disease is not endemic.
“The risk to public health could be high if the virus is established as a human pathogen and spreads to groups that are more likely to be at risk of serious diseases, such as young children and people with weakened immune systems,” the WHO said.
The initial symptoms of smallpox 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]the individual begins with a nonspecific manifestation, with symptoms seen in other viruses: fever, malaise, fatigue, loss of appetite, prostration, “explained Giliane Trindade, virologist and researcher in the Department of Microbiology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. (UFMG).
Within 1 to 3 days (sometimes longer) after the onset of fever, the patient develops a rash, usually starting on the face and spreading to other parts of the body.
“What is the indicative differential: lesion development – lesions in the oral cavity and skin. They begin to manifest first on the face and spread to the trunk, chest, palms, soles,” added Trindade, who is a consultant for the group he founded. Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to monitor smallpox cases in monkeys.