The Municipal Health Department of Natal (SMS/Natal) and the State Department of Public Health (Sesap/RN) have reported that the first suspected case of monkeypox (Monkeypox) has been identified. According to the information, the patient is 40 years old, male with a recent travel history to Spain and contact with a confirmed case in the European country. The case was identified on Thursday (23).
According to SMS, the patient has already received medical care and collected materials in accordance with existing protocols and guidelines on the need to maintain isolation, as transmission occurs through close contact with infections, body fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated materials.
Sesap reported that the patient was treated at Giselda Trigueiro Hospital. He developed mild symptoms, was not hospitalized and was sent to home isolation.
Brazil has already confirmed 11 cases of monkeypox, according to information from the Ministry of Health. The last three cases were confirmed on Wednesday (22). “The Ministry of Health has reported that so far 11 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Brazil, seven in the state of Sao Paulo, two in Rio de Janeiro and two in Rio Grande do Sul,” Basta explained. More details about the new cases.
Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958, when two outbreaks of smallpox-like disease occurred in monkey colonies preserved for research. The first human case of this species was recorded in 1970 in the Congo. It was later reported in humans in other Central and West African countries.
See full SMS note:
“The Christmas Municipal Health Secretariat reported that on today’s date, June 23, 2022, the first suspected case of contamination with monkeypox (monkeypox) virus was identified in a male patient with a history of travel to Spain and contact with the confirmed case in that country.
Immediately, SMS Natal took all measures through the Strategic Information Center on Health Surveillance (CIEVS / Natal), communicated with the patient and started an epidemiological investigation and notified the case with the Strategic Information Center on Health Surveillance of RN – CIEVS / RN and the Strategic Information Center on Health Surveillance National – CIEVS/Nacional, as well as a connection to the National Health Surveillance Agency – ANVISA to survey flight callers.
The patient has already received medical care and collected materials according to current protocols and guidelines on the need to maintain isolation, as transmission occurs through close contact with infections, body fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated materials.
Finally, we note that new information will be passed on as the investigation progresses.”
See full Sesap note:
“SESAP has reported that the first suspected case of monkeypox, known as monkeypox, has been reported. The patient is in good health, without requiring hospitalization and was treated and notified at Giselda Trigueiro Hospital for investigation.
The patient is a 40-year-old male, with a history of travel in Spain, and, according to medical advice, remains isolated at home.
This week the Secretariat issued a technical note on guidance and disease management in the state of Rio Grande do Norte and the reference hospitals are Giselda Tregueiro in Natal and Rafael Fernandez in Mossoro.”
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