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Two new suspected monkeypox cases have been reported in Ceará, Sissa says

Two new suspected monkeypox cases have been reported in Ceará, Sissa says

Two other suspected cases of the disease known as “monkey pox” Under investigation in Ciara, as reported on Monday (20) by Seara Health Administration (CISA). However, the Cases of suspected disease in the state four cases.

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The new notifications were received from residents of the municipalities of Fortaleza and Cocaya in the metropolitan area. Other suspected cases from cities Cedar and Charityinside the state.

Also according to Sesa, the suspected case of a Maracanaú resident, in Greater Fortaleza, was ignored after a laboratory investigation.

The secretariat says that in the four cases under investigation, all recommended procedures have been applied, such as isolation, search for contacts and collection of materials for laboratory tests to clarify the case and differential diagnosis of other diseases under treatment.

What is monkeypox?

World Health Organization (Who is the) explains that the disease got this name because it was first recognized in monkey colonies It was kept for research in 1958. It was only discovered in humans in 1970. Monkeypox causes monkeypox virus.

Despite being in the same family as human smallpox, the pathogen that causes monkeys disease has a lower risk of complications. According to the World Health Organization, the disease is found in central and western Africa, where there are tropical forests and animals that can carry the disease.

Occasionally, people with smallpox are identified in other countries after traveling from areas where smallpox is endemic.

What are the symptoms?

According to the World Health Organization, symptoms persist between Two weeks and four weeksBut it goes away on its own without treatment. The guidance is that people with the signs described below seek medical advice and report possible contact with an infected person. See symptoms:

  • Fever;
  • Severe headache, muscle and/or back pain.
  • low energy
  • Swollen lymph nodes.
  • Skin rash or lesions.

The rash usually appears One to three days after the onset of the fever. Lesions may be flat or slightly raised, filled with a clear or yellowish liquid, and may crust, dry, and ooze.

According to the agency, the number of infections per person can range from a few to thousands. Impulsivity tends to focus on Face, palms and soles of the feet. It can also be found in Mouth, genitals and eyes.

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