MS confirms 7 Monkeypox cases at once and puts 2 children under observation

One of the symptoms of monkeypox is sores on the patient’s skin. (Photo: Reproduction)

Mato Grosso do Sul recorded 7 new cases of Monkeypox, known as smallpox, only in Campo Grande there were 5. According to the SES (State Health Department) bulletin, there was also a notification in Aquidauana and another in Três Lagoas.

Another four cases were investigated in the municipality of Aquidauana, including a one-year-old girl, a 4-year-old boy, and another 40-year-old woman. Yesterday (31), the first woman infected with Monkeypox was released, until then, the disease predominated among males in the state. There was also the first case in a 2-year-old child.

With 33 cases in total, there are 19 people with the active virus in Mato Grosso do Sul, and 18 who have already recovered. The disease was not lethal, with only one death confirmed throughout Brazil.

Disease transmission occurs through close contact with skin or mucosal lesions, respiratory secretions or objects used by a person who is infected. The main symptoms are fever, chills, severe headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, excessive tiredness and bullous lesions.

According to the SES bulletin, in 91.9% of registered cases there were rashes, wounds on the skin. The most common cases are in young people aged between 20 and 29 (32.4%). Most of the “probable form of contagion” was through sexual intercourse, according to the state ministry.

Active and inactive cases in Mato Grosso do Sul. (Photo: Reproduction/SES)

Monkey pox – The disease is transmitted from animals to humans and also from person to person. Similar to common smallpox, symptoms are milder and lethality is lower.

The name of the disease occurs because the first case of infection reported was in monkeys in a laboratory in Denmark, in 1958. Primates, however, were as victims as humans, since the virus came from rodents present in the region of Africa. Central. The first record in humans took place in 1970, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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