WHO, WHO, He confirmed that there are 2,130 cases of monkeypox all over the world. In Colombia, there are so far only three: two in Bogota and one in Medellin.
The Cleveland Clinic Medical Center stresses that transmission of smallpox requires close person-to-person contact, either through respiratory droplets, intimate sexual contact, direct contact with body fluids, infected material, or material contaminated with viruses (clothing or sheets) and transmission by animals.
However, the World Health Organization calls on the leaders of all countries and health authorities and advises them to remain calm.They confirmed that it is a well-known disease that first appeared in 1958 in many primates.
“Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral diseasewhich means that it can be transmitted from animals to humans and in the same way, it can also spread from person to person,” the World Health Organization explains. In Latin America, the first cases were identified in Chile, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and finally in Colombia.
“Two cases, adults of Colombian nationality, were identified in Bogotá with a history of travel to Europe, and after sampling serum secretions from lesions and pharyngeal swabs, they were isolated from contact tracing. The official statement issued by national entities said that the third case identified was For a young adult in Medellin, he has also been isolated and contact tracing has been completed.”
Although experts stress that there is nothing to worry about, if they recommend recognizing the symptoms, the Dr. Lysette Cardona, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Cleveland Clinic He pointed out that “the symptoms usually last from two to four weeks, and the incubation period is from one to two weeks, and the symptoms include: a rash one to three days after the onset of fever, headache, fever or chills, aches, muscle pain, back pain, Swollen glands, fatigue, sore throat.”
Finally, they are asking residents that if there is any suspicion of infection, they should contact their medical provider immediately while taking the necessary precautions.
“At this time there is no specific treatment available for monkeypox, however, the disease can be controlled with the smallpox vaccine,” Cardona says.
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