This Thursday afternoon, 6, the Maceio Ministry of Health reported that of the cases identified as smallpox, three were registered – confirmed in the first half of September – at a school in Maceió province.
The Municipal Education Department (CEMED) confirmed that registered monkeys with smallpox cases were not in municipal schools. However, after confirming the diagnosis, the municipality took direct and preventive measures to prevent the viral course of the disease.
According to the Maceio Municipal Communications Office, “Classes have been suspended to sterilize all facilities of the school unit, and in cooperation with the school administration, students’ parents have been identified and educational procedures and guidelines on illness planned for professionals in the field and students.”
Among the procedures, the differences between monkeypox and chickenpox (commonly known as chickenpox), which also have skin lesions as its most obvious symptom, have been illustrated.
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The Municipal Education Minister (Semed) reported that recorded cases of smallpox for monkeys were not in municipal schools. The Municipal Education Department emphasizes that it is vigilant and committed to the health and safety of students, holding meetings with health teams and continuing education on this topic with principals, educational coordinators and the school community.
Semede also informs that the technical staff received instructions from the Epidemiological Surveillance Authority of protocols and classroom care regarding the disease, as well as disposition of confirmed and suspected cases.
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