The first case in Santa Fe province known as “monkey pox” but what health officials here and around the world call monkeypox was officially confirmed this Thursday, July 28, 2022.
He is a patient with travel history and who has registered contact with a positive case in another country.
Seeing the onset of symptoms, on 24 July, the person attended a private effector and, suspecting a possible case of monkeypox, samples were sent to the Malbran Institute, where the positive diagnosis was confirmed this Thursday.
“The patient remains medically stable, isolated and without registered close contacts,” said Salud.
Recommendations for the population:
monkeypox It is a contagious viral disease from animals to humans and from person to person by contact with rashes or sores on the skin, body fluids (such as saliva, and fluid, pus, or blood from skin wounds) of a sick person spreads out.
Crusts that form later.
incubation period Monkeypox usually lasts 6 to 13 days, but it can last from 5 to 21 days.
The disease is often self-limiting, and symptoms usually get better on their own within 14 to 21 days.
The main preventive measure is to avoid close contact with people who have been confirmed to have the infection or with people who have consistent symptoms.
– Avoid close contact with people with possible symptoms of monkeypox infection, and do not share personal items such as utensils, sheets, and towels with them.
Keep distance and wear a mask in the presence of people with symptoms.
If exposure to an infected person is suspected, it is essential to self-monitor the presence of symptoms, and visit a doctor if you notice any of them.
Below you can access all the responses to the case along with official information made available on the official website of the World Health Organization at https://www.who.int/es/news-room/questions-and-answers /item/. monkeypox