Department of Health investigates suspected case of monkeypox in Balsas | maranhão

The Municipal Secretary of Balsas, a town 810 km from São Luís, is investigating a suspected case of monkeypox (Monkeypox). So far, the Maranhão has no confirmed cases of the disease.

According to media reports from the Ferries County, a 38-year-old man is suspected of being responsible in the case, who came to town and showed symptoms. He traveled to Brasília and Goiânia and only on Friday (17) sought medical help, when his symptoms worsened.

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The Balsas Department of Health said it is taking all measures and care related to this case. The patients were isolated, the tests were collected and sent to São Luís.

“The patient care department has been set up, this patient is isolated, the cases associated with this patient are isolated, therefore, a force is working for us to get results and achieve this prevention quickly. This block and I tell the residents, who are just suspicious, we have already collected the suspicious materials and sent them to São Luís.

O Maranhão has already notified and dismissed two suspected cases of monkeypox. Both cases were reported in São Luís. On Friday (17), the State Department of Health (SES) reported on the note that a case was discarded after the Ministry of Health after poor results in a laboratory test sent to the Ministry of Health. the investigation.

The suspected case was a 30-year-old man with no history of travel, with symptoms associated with the disease, which was denied by the health agency. Patients stay in isolated homes awaiting testing for infectious diseases.

The first symptoms of monkeypox are usually fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen glands (back of the lymph nodes), chills and fatigue.

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“After the incubation period [tempo entre a infecção e o início dos sintomas]people start with indefinite manifestations, with the symptoms we see with other viruses: fever, malnutrition, fatigue, malnutrition, nausea, ”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.

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