DF registered 11 more confirmed cases of monkeypox

printed on 15/09/2022 18:50

(credit score: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

The Federal District registered this Thursday (15/9) one other 11 confirmed cases of monkeypox. According to the epidemiological report on monkeypox of the Health (*11*) of the DF (SES), the capital has 245 constructive experiences. Of these, 9 cases have been in girls and 236 in males.


The file stated lab assessments dominated out one other 488 cases which can be beneath investigation. Another 194 suspects are being investigated. The epidemiological report reveals that essentially the most are within the age group of 30 to 39 years, with 103 constructive diagnoses. They are adopted by folks aged 20 to 29, who accumulate 93 confirmed cases. Of the adults aged 60 to 69, there are two contaminated.

Among the executive areas, Plano Piloto is the one with the very best frequency of the illness: 48 cases. Another 53 have been dominated out, 32 are beneath investigation and three are possible. Then comes Águas Claras with 31 constructive diagnoses, 18 rejected, 13 beneath investigation and one possible.

What is monkeypox?

It is a zoonosis, a illness of animal origin transmitted to people. It is an infectious virus.

How is it transmitted?

Transmission happens by way of shut contact with accidents, physique fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated supplies reminiscent of bedding. Person-to-person transmission happens amongst those that have shut bodily contact with folks with signs. Infection nonetheless happens by way of floor contact – the place the virus survives for as much as 90 hours – or not too long ago contaminated objects.

How to guard your self?

It is beneficial to keep away from contact with contaminated folks and wash your fingers nicely. Do not share meals, private gadgets, cutlery, plates, glasses, towels or bedding. However, these parts will be reused after cleansing with a easy detergent.

How lengthy can an individual transmit the illness?

The incubation interval of the virus averages 5 to 21 days, with transmissibility various from the onset of signs to the disappearance of pores and skin lesions.

What are the signs?

The major signs are pores and skin sores and a change in physique temperature (over 37.5ºC). The individual can also have ache within the physique, head and throat. The febrile interval lasts about 5 days. When the fever subsides, pores and skin lesions start to seem.

Initially, it’s a reddish lesion that rises and turns right into a blister with the presence of a colorless fluid. As the times go by, it turns into more yellowish and develops right into a therapeutic course of, turning right into a crust after which shedding from the pores and skin. There isn’t any utterly asymptomatic affected person (no signs). All contaminated folks develop pores and skin lesions.

Is there a treatment for the illness?

There isn’t any particular therapy for monkeypox. Medical care ought to embody symptomatic therapy, administration of issues, and prevention of long-term sequelae.

Patients ought to obtain fluids and meals to take care of enough dietary standing and be instructed to maintain pores and skin lesions clear and dry. It is vital that the individual doesn’t attempt to puncture or puncture the blister.

What is the fatality price of the illness?

Deaths are uncommon with this illness.


With data from the DF (*11*) of Health (SES)


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