Sao Paulo confirmed the third case of monkeypox in the state on Tuesday night (14).
In Brazil, according to the Ministry of Health, there is still one confirmed case in Rio Grande do Sulu and another in Rio de Janeiro, a total of five cases in the country.
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The third case in the state of SP is a 31-year-old man living in the capital Sao Paulo, who was hospitalized at the Instituto de Infectologia Emilio Ribas in good clinical condition.
Like the other two in the country, contamination is considered imported because patients have a history of traveling to European countries.
Epidemiological surveillance of the municipality, in partnership with the state, monitors the case and their contacts.
Last week, Sao Paulo already confirmed two more imported cases.
Another patient is a 29-year-old man who traveled to Europe and was isolated at his home in Vinhead, in the interior of Sao Paulo.
The first case of the disease in the country was confirmed on June 9 by the Adolfo Lutz Institute.
The patient, a 41-year-old man who traveled to Spain, the second country with the highest number of cases, was placed in isolation at the Instituto de Infectologia Emilio Ribas, in the western part of the capital. He is in good clinical condition.
In a report on TV Globo, the patient said he was fine. “I’ve already counted 60 wounds, but I’m fine. There is no reason to panic. I can’t wait to get out of here to get back to work. In fact, I even worked here at the hospital. ”
All persons who had contact with the patient were under supervision.
“I don’t care that they see me as the first Brazilian with monkeypox. I want to show people that I’m fine, that I’m also cared for by great doctors. Let the moment of pain serve Brazilian science to develop protection for all. The best protection is true information.” “I am for science and I agree to participate in research,” he said.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Sunday (5) that it has confirmed 780 cases of monkeypox worldwide.
The data correspond to the interval from May 13 to June 2 and take into account only patients identified in places where the disease is not endemic. According to the entities, no deaths were reported.
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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 organization says there is no recommendation to use the smallpox vaccine for monkeypox cases.
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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 we see in other viruses: fever, malaise, fatigue, loss of appetite, prostration “, explains 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: the development of lesions – lesions in the oral cavity and on the skin. They begin to manifest first on the face and spread to the torso, chest, palms, soles.“Adds Trindade, who is a consultant to a group founded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to monitor smallpox cases in monkeys.