Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Health confirms one new case of monkeypox

The Secretary of Health of San Luis Potosí, Daniel Acosta Diaz de León, reported that the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) confirmed to the State Epidemiology Subdirectorate a positive case of monkeypox in a patient of that institution, with which they add 10 cases . Total in the state.

On the cut-off date of December 28, that person’s sample was rejected and IMSS was requested to take it again, so after doing so, sending it to the lab of the Hospital de la Raza in Mexico City, Social Security this December 6 January was notified that the result was positive and informed health services, being the first woman infected with monkeypox in the state.

Two samples sent to the Dr. Manuel Martínez Báez Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference Institute (InDRE) are pending health services results, the state official said.

Until now, all of them required only outpatient treatment, that is, isolated in their homes with medical monitoring and so far without complications.

Acosta Diaz de León announced that a total of 28 samples have been taken from the same number of people, with ten positive results and 16 negative and two awaiting results; It is important to be aware of symptoms such as a rash or skin lesions on the face, palms and soles of the feet, fever, muscle aches, headache and back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills and tiredness. spread of disease

More than three thousand cases have been registered in the country, most of which are located in Mexico City. The transmission mechanism of monkeypox includes close contact with a person sick with the virus, skin-to-skin or sexual contact, as well as inhalation of respiratory droplets from people in the infectious period.

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