Even without cases monkey pox in the Federal District, The Health Department has prepared a protocol of procedures to deal with the possibility of disease arrival. Until this Friday (3), the Ministry of Health Investigation with four suspects in the states carAnd the Santa CatarinaRio Grande do Sul and Mato Grosso do Sul
The Center for Strategic Information on Health Surveillance (CIEVs) of the Federal District has issued an epidemic alert to primary care units and hospitals in public and private networks. The trend is to stay in. Alert for suspected cases of the disease.
According to Sives, If contamination is suspected, the person should be isolated (See symptoms below). The Central Laboratory of Public Health of the Federal District (Lacen) will send the tests carried out by asymptomatic patients for analysis at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
“One should not wait for the exam to be confirmed. Impeachment should take place immediately,” says the President of the Cievs, Priscilleyne Reis.
Human-to-human transmission occurs mainly through contact with people who have it They have respiratory secretions, from skin lesions of those who have been infected or from recently contaminated objects.
Symptoms of monkeypox
Wounds caused by monkeypox in the arm and leg of a girl in Liberia. Image: public domain (via Wikipedia)
- muscle pain
- Back ache
- swollen lymph nodes
Between one and three days – sometimes longer – after the onset of the fever, the patient develops a rash. In general, according to doctors, It starts on the face and spreads to other parts of the body.
a Using masks, social distancing, and hand hygiene are ways to avoid monkeypox infection. National Health Surveillance Agency (infinite) promoted the adoption of these measures which also serve to protect against COVID-19.
“Such non-pharmacological measures, such as physical distancing whenever possible, use of protective masks and frequent hand hygiene, have the potential to protect the individual and society not only from Covid-19, but also from other diseases.” The infinite.
According to the DF Department of Health, a Smallpox vaccine is not part of the immunization schedule, it is not regularly available. Studies on the effectiveness of the immune system to fight smallpox in monkeys are still in their infancy, so, according to the researchers, the data are not conclusive.
“At the moment, we have no indication from the federal ministry that this vaccine will be used. And the ideal for us would be to try to quickly contain the case – which is very similar to what we did with Covid – and put the person into isolation,” he says. Priceline Reese.
The expert says that if the Ministry of Health We understand that it is necessary to use the vaccine to contain the disease, it will be used in cases of close contact with an infected person.
Monkeypox: Understand what is already known about the disease
The name monkeypox It has been used by Ministry of Health To indicate disease and avoid potential stigmatization and discrimination against monkeys that are not actually hosts of the virus. The disease was recognized in the 50s of the last century, in Africa, in two colonies of monkeys kept in captivity for research, which gave the origin of the name. But rodents are the first hosts of the virus.
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