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The Ministry of Health confirmed the first case of Monkeypox in the province of Santa Fe. All the answers about this viral disease.

The first case in the Province of Santa Fe of what was popularly known as “monkey pox”, but which health authorities here and around the world call monkey pox, was officially confirmed this Thursday, July 28, 2022.

He is a patient with a history of travel and who registers a contact with a positive case in another country.

Given the onset of symptoms, on July 24, the person attended a private effector and, suspecting a possible case of Monkeypox, the samples were sent to the Malbrán Institute, where the positive diagnosis was confirmed this Thursday.

“The patient remains clinically stable, isolated and without registered close contacts,” reported Salud.

Recommendations for the population:

monkeypox it is a contagious viral disease which is transmitted from animals to humans and also from one person to another by contact with the rash or lesions that occur on the sick person’s skin, body fluids (such as saliva, and fluid, pus, or blood from skin lesions ), and the
crusts that form later.

The incubation period for monkeypox is usually 6 to 13 days, but can range from 5 to 21 days.

The disease is often self-limited, and symptoms usually resolve spontaneously within 14 to 21 days.

Care measures:

The main preventive measure is to avoid close contact with people who have been confirmed to have the infection or with people who have compatible symptoms.

– Avoid close contact with people with symptoms consistent with possible monkeypox infection, and do not share personal items such as utensils, sheets, and towels with them.

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– In the presence of people with symptoms, keep distance and wear a mask.

Suspecting contact with an infected person, it is essential to self-monitor the appearance of symptoms, and go to the doctor if you perceive any of them.

Below you can access all the responses to the case, with the official information provided on its official website, the World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/es/news-room/questions-and-answers /item/monkeypox

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