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Natal investigates first suspected monkeypox case |  great northern river

Natal investigates first suspected monkeypox case | great northern river

Municipal Health Department birthday (SMS) Thursday (23) recorded the first case suspect Smallpox or monkeypox in the capital of Buttiguar.

According to the file, the patient is male, has a travel history to Spain, and has been in contact with a confirmed case of the disease in the country.

The Municipal Health Service stated that the patient received medical care and collected materials according to current protocols.

The patient was also instructed to maintain isolation, Transmission occurs through close contact with injuries, body fluids, respiratory droplets, and contaminated materials.

After learning of the suspected case, the Strategic Information Center on Health Surveillance of birthday (CIEVS/birthday) contacted the patient to initiate the epidemiological investigation and reported the case to the national CIEVS/RN and CIEVS, as well as to the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) to “surveil flight communications”.

According to the file, the new information “will be transmitted as the investigation progresses.”

Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease, of the genus Cordoviruses, of the family Poxviridae, which is similar to human smallpox, which was eradicated in 1980. The disease develops with fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, goiter, chills, and fatigue.

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The rash begins one to three days after the onset of the fever. The rash has similar clinical features with chickenpox or syphilis, with a difference in the regular development of the lesions.

The viral infection has already spread to more than 30 countries, including Brazil. The country’s first case of monkeypox was confirmed in the city of São Paulo on June 8.

The patient, a 41-year-old man who had traveled to Spain, which has the second highest number of cases of the disease, was placed in isolation at the Infectologia Emílio Ribas, in the western region of the capital.