The suspected case of monkeypox, which was investigated by the Centers for Information Strategy on Health Surveillance (Cievs) in Salvador and Bahia, was not released from the laboratory. The results were announced on Thursday morning (16).
The suspicion was in a person living in the capital Bahia who was showing symptoms of three illnesses: sudden high fever, adenomegaly and rash. The man was admitted to a private hospital in Salvador.
Monkeypox, the English name for the disease, is a viral zoonosis, from the genus Orthopoxvirus, of the family Poxviridae, which is similar to human pox, eradicated in the 1980s.
The disease goes on with fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, adenomegaly, chills and fatigue. The virus is self-limiting, with symptoms lasting 2 to 4 weeks, and can be divided into two periods: an attack, which lasts between 0 and 5 days, with fever. , headache, myalgia, back pain and severe asthenia.
The rash begins between 1 and 3 days after the onset of fever. The rash has the same clinical form as pox or syphilis, with differences in the progression of the lesion.