Number of people infected with monkeypox increases to 7 in ES

Number of people infected with monkeypox increases to 7 in ES

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The Secretary of State for Health (sesa) updated this Thursday (11) the monkeypox figures in Espírito Santo. According to the epidemiological bulletin, referring to SE 32 (epidemiological week), two more new cases of the disease have been confirmed, bringing the total number of positive tests to seven.

So far, the state has 82 notifications of monkeypox, 35 more than the number recorded the previous week. Of this total, 52 are under investigation and 25 others have been rejected. According to the bulletin, the patients are all male: four are between 30 and 39 years old, one is between 20 and 29 years old, one is between 40 and 49 years old and another is between 60 and 69 years old. They reside in Guarapari (2), Vila Velha (2) and Vitória (3).

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Sesa disclosed that to date, no indigenous cases have been recorded in the state. This means that the disease was not acquired in the patient’s area of ​​residence, that is, the infections took place outside the territory of Espírito Santo.

Main symptoms presented by ES patients infected with the virus

Among the symptoms of the disease, some were more present in the seven patients of Espírito Santo: skin rash, sudden fever, headache, adenomegaly (growth of lymph nodes, also called “tongue”), asthenia (weakness), sweating /chills and throat.

Learn to prevent disease

In addition to isolation both for mild cases, done at home, and for more serious cases (hospital), other measures are necessary:

– Avoid close contact with suspected and/or confirmed cases, such as touching and kissing, especially those with visible symptoms;

– Keep surfaces clean;

– Constant hand hygiene;

– Use of a mask if it is necessary to be near suspected and/or confirmed cases, such as using the same room;


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