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Monday, November 28, 2022

Deputy minister believes monkeypox patient Zero returned to Canada

After the Ministry of Health announced the discovery of a “zero” patient of monkeypox, the Deputy Minister for Publicity, Epidemiological Surveillance and Traditional Medicine, Maria Rene Castro, reported yesterday that “apparently” zero patient of monkeypox monkeys left the country and returned to Canada.
“Obviously he has left the country. He has been with us for a short time and has since returned to Canada,” the authority told Unitel, following the confirmation of the first case of monkeypox in Bolivia.
On the other hand, the Minister of Health and Sports, Jason Ouza, pointed out that the patient in whom monkeypox was detected after a thorough study revealed that it belongs to the West African clade (phylogenetic tree), i.e., a less severe virus. , which assures specialist doctors to treat for some time.
“We must report that we have identified this group of individuals who have tested positive and that it corresponds to the West African clade, that is, it is the virus that causes the least severity of cases, which is what we are confident about at this time.” does,” right detected.
Bolivia confirmed the presence of the first case of monkeypox in a 38-year-old male patient who is under constant surveillance and control, in addition to 4 suspected people with positive contacts in the city of Santa Cruz.
Ouja explained that transmission of the virus occurs by direct contact or indirect contact through the secretions of an infected person, so protocols similar to those of Covid-19 must be followed, which he called for highly biologics to eliminate the Bolivian population. Asked to make security effort. soon after the disease.
He stressed that the country has two authorized laboratories for the detection of monkeypox, Cenetrope and Inlasa and the sample can be taken for genomic analysis in any health establishment.
He said, “Once the first case is detected, we have to check where the focus or index case is from, that is our control, our epidemiological blockade, we have to identify who has infected this patient. “
Secondary or person-to-person transmission may occur through close contact with infected respiratory secretions or skin wounds from an infected person, or with objects recently contaminated with the patient’s fluids or material from the wound.

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