Monkeypox: Saúde do DF confirms the first case in a woman; number of infected people rises to 38 | Federal District

The Ministry of Health confirmed, this Monday (1st), the first diagnosis of monkeypox in a woman in the Federal District. Last week, the director of the World Health Organization (SGD) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus came to advise the public”reduce the number of partners“reminding myself that 98% of cases of the disease had been detected in men who have sex with men.

According to Health, the number of people infected with “monkey pox“Went up to 38 em Brasilia. The survey also shows that there is 97 suspected cases and others 12 were thrown away. The regions with the highest number of occurrences are the Plano Piloto, the maned and Aguas Claras.

Community transmission has also been confirmed in DF. That is, it is not possible to trace the origin of the infection, and the virus is already circulating among people, regardless of travel abroad.

Monkeypox: here’s what we know about vaccination

On Friday (29), the Department of Health of the Federal District created the Operational Emergency Committee (COE) Monkeypox. The measure brings together a specific group of servants to take action in the fight against monkeypox.

Currently, the diagnosis of smallpox in monkeys takes longer, as the samples are sent for analysis to the Instituto Adolfo Lutz, in São Paulo. However, according to the SES-DF, this Monday (1st), the diagnoses began to be made at the Central Laboratory (Lacen-DF).

According to the ministry, the laboratory will be the first in the country, with Adolfo Lutz, to begin these tests.

Monkey pox: what you need to know

Monkey pox: what you need to know

Also on Friday, the Ministry of Health confirmed the first case of monkeypox in Brazil.. The patient, a 41-year-old man with severe immunity issueswas hospitalized in the Eduardo de Menezes Hospital, in Belo Horizonte, and died on Thursday (28).

In recent times, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the death rate from monkeypox has been around 3% to 6%. For smallpox, this percentage reaches 30%.

The disease does not yet have a specific vaccine, but three existing smallpox vaccines could be used to protect against monkeypox. Some countries are already applying one, but there is still no arrival forecast for Brazil.

What is monkey pox?

Monkeypox is a rare viral disease transmitted by close contact with an infected person. The most common early symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Back ache
  • Swollen glands (lymph nodes)
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion

Transmission can occur in the following ways:

  • By contact with the virus: with an infected animal, person, or materials, including through animal bites and scratches, handling wild game, or using products made from infected animals. It is not yet known which animal carries the virus in the wild, although African rodents are suspected of playing a role in transmitting smallpox to humans.
  • From person to person: through direct contact with bodily fluids such as blood and pus, respiratory secretions or wounds of an infected person, during intimate contact – including during sexual intercourse – and during kissing, hugging or contact with parts of the body with injuries caused by the disease. It is not yet known whether monkeypox can be transmitted through semen or vaginal secretions.
  • by contaminated materials who have touched bodily fluids or wounds, such as clothing or bedding;
  • From mother to fetus through the placenta;
  • From mother to baby during or after childbirth, by skin-to-skin contact;
  • Ulcers, lesions or sores in the mouth they can also be infectious, meaning the virus can be spread through saliva.

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