Friday, March 31, 2023

Health confirms outbreak of 12 cases of monkeypox related to a tattoo establishment in San Fernando

The Ministry of Health and Family has confirmed the existence of the outbreak 12 cases of so-called monkeypox Registered and belonging to the City of San Fernando Establish a tattoo, subtle pigmentation and piercing From the province of Cadiz.

Cases have been declared to the Epidemiological Surveillance System of Andalusia and epidemiological investigations have been initiated in relation to other possible infections and active search for contacts. Establishment has also been inspected headed for closure in a precautionary manner.

The Andalusian government reminds that the techniques used in tattoo and piercing establishments involve close or direct contact with the customer during a variable time interval, therefore cleaning, disinfection and sterilization, washing and/or disinfection of hands, single -The use of gloves, for each user, to avoid favoring the transmission of this virus during activities there.

The Ministry of Health and Family, through the General Directorate of Public Health and Drug Regulation, has also emphasized the importance that tattoos and piercings should be done in the right way, so that it does not pose a health risk to either users. Nor to the workers themselves.

In fact, just a few days back, on the occasion of Tattoo Day, he had emphasized the importance of proper cleanliness in these centres.

In the last count of cases reported this Friday, Andalusia were Total 273 active cases Of the monkeypox, 30 of them are located in the province of Cádiz.

According to the monkeypox protocol published by the Ministry of Health, the infection is usually a self-limiting illness and most people recover within several weeks. The incubation period ranges from six to 16 days, but can range from 5 to 21. The initial classic clinical picture usually includes fever, headache, muscle pain, lymphadenopathy and fatigue.

The board maintains that hospitalization is not required in any case related to San Fernando and the tattoo business. Among those affected, he confirmed, are no children below the age of 16.

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