On Monday, the state health department confirmed 18 cases of monkeypox in the Rio Preto region. The patient is 33 years old and lives in Paddy Bassett.
Paddy Bassett’s health department reported that the man had recently traveled to Argentina and also to Sao Paulo, the capital.
“After returning from a trip, he sought care at Paddy Bassett Health Center on July 12, indicating signs and symptoms of illness, and was sent to Hospital de Pace de Rio Preto, undergoing examinations,” the city said in a note.
According to Paddy Bassett’s health department, the patient is still being treated at home and is being monitored daily by the municipal health team.
São Paulo state already has 304 confirmed cases of monkeypox – 260 of them in the capital alone.
“All patients have a good progression of the case and are being monitored through their municipal epidemiological surveillance, with state support,” says an official note from the state health department.
The main symptom of monkeypox is blisters on the body that can appear on the face, inside the mouth, hands, feet, chest, and genitals.
It also causes fever, headache, chills, fatigue and muscle aches.
Transmission of the disease between people and the spread of the current outbreak occurs through sexual and intimate contact.
To avoid contamination, the advice is to avoid contact with contaminated people, sanitize your hands well, do not share bedding, cutlery and personal items and wear a mask, which protects against droplets and saliva, between confirmed cases and contacts.
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