June 25, 2024

The first cases of monkeypox were confirmed in the interior of Bahia – Accorda Cidad

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Exames confirmados de Varíola dos Macacos
Confirmed tests for monkeypox
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The first cases of monkeypox (Monkeypox) in a population of the interior of Bahia were confirmed on Saturday (30). There are two population records of Santo Antonio de Jesus and one from the municipality of Ilheus. In addition to these cases, two other cases have been confirmed in Salvador. With this, Bahia’s total is twelve confirmed cases of the disease, nine from Salvador, two from Santo Antonio de Jesus and one from Ilheus.

Another 50 suspected cases are being investigated. There are notifications from the municipalities of Amargosa (01), Aratuípe (01), Barra (01), Cairu (01), Camaçari (02), Canarana (01), Conceição do Coité (01), Conceição do Jacuípe (01), Cruz das Almas (01), Dias d’Ávila (01), Ibicaraí (02), Itaberaba (04), Itapebi (01), Itiruçi (01), Jaguaripe (01), Lauro de Freitas (01), Nazaré (01), Salvador (19), Santa Cruz Cabralia (04), Santo Antonio de Jesus (01), São Gonçalo dos Campos (01), São Miguel das Matas (01), Obera (01) and Vitoria da Conquista (01).

Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease of the genus Cordoviruses, of the family Poxviridae, which is similar to human smallpox, was eradicated in 1980. The disease develops with fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, adenoid enlargement, chills, and fatigue. The infection is self-healing, with symptoms lasting 2 to 4 weeks, and can be divided into two periods: invasion, lasting between 0 and 5 days, with fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain and severe asthenia. The rash begins between 1 and 3 days after the onset of fever and has similar clinical features to chickenpox or syphilis, with a difference in the regular development of the lesions.

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