August 13, 2022

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City Council confirms first case of monkeypox in Rio |  Rio de Janeiro

Monkeypox: Municipal Health Department confirms local transmission in Rio | Rio de Janeiro

Minister of Health of the Municipality of Rio, Rodrigo PradoThis Friday (24) said that there are already Local transmission of monkeypox in the city.

Thursday evening (23) Secretary I reported two more cases in the municipality. There are two men, 25 and 30 years old Have not traveled abroad or been in close contact with travelers.

“Our two confirmed here yesterday [quinta] “They don’t have a travel history, and they don’t have a contact history with a suspected or confirmed case,” Prado said. “What creates the local broadcast.”

Until the last update of this report, the Rio municipality confirmed three cases. They all have good clinical developmentThey are still in home isolation and under daily monitoring, as well as their close contacts who are asymptomatic.

Monkeypox is similar to smallpox that has since been eradicated, but is less severe and less contagious – Photo: Science Photo Library

The main ways of transmission of smallpox from monkeys are by Close and intimate contact, with an infected person and skin lesions. It could be from a hug, a kiss, intercourse, or respiratory secretions. per hour, This virus is not airbornesuch as Covid.

Contamination can also occur through contact with infected materials, such as clothing and bedding that the patient has used.

Health officials say that while the disease was first identified in monkeys, the current outbreak has nothing to do with animals.

Washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water and using alcohol jelly are measures that need to be intensified, not only because of monkeypox, but also because of Covid.

Infographic showing information about the transmission and symptoms of monkeypox – Photo: BBC

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