Monkeypox: if you have these symptoms, Health calls to avoid contact with other people

After the World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox an international emergency, the Mexican Ministry of Health He asked to avoid contact with other people in case of presenting symptoms of the disease.

In this sense, the Ministry of Health published a second epidemiological notice and enabled the internet portal viruela.salud.gob.mxin which it presents different information about the disease, such as symptoms and preventive measures.

Symptoms of monkeypox

According to a statement issued by the federal agencyheaded by the secretary Jorge Alcocer, the monkey pox It consists of two phases and the incubation time of the virus is from five to 21 days.

The Mexican health authorities, who expanded the preventive measures against the disease, explained that, in the first five days, los symptom son:

  • Fever
  • Intense headache
  • Swollen glands
  • Lower back and muscle pain
  • Lack of desire to move or do any physical activity

The Health Secretary also explained when it begins to break out the rash caused by the virus that causes monkeypox, of which there are already cases in several states of the Mexican Republic:

“Between days one and three, after the onset of fever, a rash appears, which usually affects the face first and then spreads to the rest of the body. The rash evolves asynchronously to skin eruptions, vesicles, small bag-like bumps containing pus and crusts.”.

The federal agency explained that, in addition to avoiding contact with people, if you have symptoms, you should go to the doctor.

What to do with monkeypox?

The federal agency issued a series of recommendations that the population can follow in the presence of monkeypox:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or gel alcohol solution
  • Cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing with respiratory etiquette
  • Avoid sharing food, drinks, cutlery and plates
  • When physically close to a sick person, wear a medical mask, especially if the patient is coughing or has mouth sores
  • Wash clothes, towels, eating utensils and sheets in contact with the sick person, using warm water and detergent
  • Clean and disinfect spaces where the sick person has been
  • Avoid contact with lesions; if they must be touched, wear gloves and dispose of properly
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