Oaxaca de Juárez.- Health Services of Oaxaca (sso) informed that they would deliberately conduct an intensive three-day search leprosyIn the sanitary jurisdiction of the Sierra, Isthmus and Coast.
Down world leprosy daywhich is celebrated on January 29, the organization invites the population to participate in these conventions to find out bacterial diseaseThrough clinical dermatological review, taking earlobe smears and taking biopsies.
Under the motto: “Without stigma or discrimination, let’s take leprosy to its eradication”, the first day will take place in the Isthmus, starting on January 31 this year, in the Epidemiological Surveillance Coordination in Juchitán de Zaragoza.
Then on 1 February at the Santiago Niltepec Health Center and on 2 February at the Asuncion Ixtaltepec Health Center.
The second and third days will be held on February 6 in Sanitation Jurisdiction No. 6, Sierra and from February 7 to February 9 in Sanitation Jurisdiction No. 4, Costa.
The agency reported that this chronic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae, mainly affecting the skin and peripheral nerves, is transmitted by bodily fluids from the nose and mouth of people who are in frequent contact with untreated sick people. lives in.
The organization reported that 12 new cases of leprosy were registered in Oaxaca during the year 2015; nine in 2016; seven in 2017; six in 2018; 11 in 2019; five in 2020; Six in 2021 and eight in late 2022.
Leprosy is curable and the treatment provided, which is free in Oaxaca’s health medical units, greatly reduces the chance of disability.
Thus, reliance indicates that the purpose of the Pan American Health Organization has been met (ops), to reach a rate of less than 1 per 10,000 inhabitants. At the end of 2022, the figure was 0.029 per 10,000 inhabitants (with 12 prevalent cases).
Typical symptoms of this disease are the presence of hypopigmented, red or copper spots with impaired sensitivity, or areas of impaired sensitivity without infiltrative plaques, nodules, diffuse infiltrates, ulcers, or cutaneous lesions.