Pernambuco confirms community transmission of monkeypox

THE State Health Department (SES-PE) confirmed, this Thursday (1st), the community transmission gives monkey pox in Pernambucoas reported in an update on smallpox cases caused by monkeypox virus.

“THE community transmission of the disease happens when it is no longer possible to identify the source of the infection. This stage was already expected, as several states in the country have already confirmed the sustained circulation and autochthonous spread of the virus”, explains the executive secretary of Health Surveillance, Patrícia Ismael.

According to Center for Strategic Health Surveillance Information (Cievs-PE)are accounted for, so far, 502 notifications, being 351 cases that are still under investigation, 42 confirmed and 109 discarded cases.

Of the total notifications, 42 patients had laboratory confirmation for monkeypox and involved people living in the municipalities of Recife (27), Jaboatão dos Guararapes (4), Paulista (2), Olinda (2), Caruaru (2), Petrolina (1) , Camaragibe (1), Surubim (1), São José do Egito (1) and Condado (1).

At age groups are: 20 to 29 (18), 30 to 39 (14) and 40 to 49 (8), 60 and more (2). 36 were male and 6 were female.

All patients of the 42 confirmed cases are in home isolation.

According to Patrícia, “all the monitoring and follow-up actions of the cases remain, as well as the mandatory notification by the health services”.

The secretary also highlights the fact that Pernambuco already has the Public Health Response Plan for Monkeypox cases, which aims to “minimize the impact caused by the introduction of the virus in the state territory”.

You 351 cases that are under investigation are from persons residing in the following counties:

Recife (53), Olinda (44), Jaboatão dos Guararapes (42), Paulista (25), Abreu e Lima (13), Caruaru (10), Petrolina (11), Belo Jardim (9), Cabo de Santo Agostinho ( 9), Carpina (9), Camaragibe (7), Paudalho (7), Garanhuns (6), Limoeiro (5), Tuparetama (5), Buíque (4), Ferreiros (4), Pesqueira (4), Araripina ( 3), Floresta (3), Jatobá (3), Ouricuri (3), São José do Egito (3), São Lourenço da Mata (3), Araçoiaba (3), Bom Jardim (2), Brejo da Madre de Deus (2), Cabrobó (2), Igarassu (2), Ipojuca (2), Itaquitinga (2), Lagoa Grande (2), Machados (2), Nazaré da Mata (2), Palmares (2), Pedra (2) ), São Caitano (2), Tabira (2), Tacaimbó (2), Afogados da Ingazeira (1), Alagoinha (1), Altinho (1), Arcoverde (1), Barreiros (1), Belém do São Francisco ( 1), Bezerros (1), Brejinho (1), Camocim de São Félix (1), Casinhas (1), Catende (1), Condado (1), Custodia (1), Fernando de Noronha (1), Gameleira ( 1), Granite (1), Gravatá (1), Ilha de Itamaracá (1), Ipubi (1), Jaqueira (1), Jucati (1), Lajedo (1), Pombo s (1), Rio Formoso (1), Sairé (1), Salgueiro (1), Santa Maria do Cambucá (1), São João (1), São Joaquim do Monte (1), São Vicente Ferrer (1), Serra Talhada (1), Timbaúba (1), Toritama (1), Strand of Lério (1) and Strands (1).

The age groups are: 0 to 9 (52), 10 to 19 (58), 20 to 29 (79), 30 to 39 (60), 40 to 49 (51) and 50 to 59 (30) and 60 and over (19), 198 were male and 151 were female. The reported cases are being monitored by the municipal epidemiological surveillance teams.

“Although most cases manifest mildly, we reinforce the need for the population to be more attentive to symptoms, such as skin lesions. As there is still no vaccine for the disease, it is important to maintain some care. appearance of injuries, you need to seek a health service in your city, maintain isolation and follow all medical recommendations, in order to avoid the transmission and spread of the virus”, says Patrícia Ismael.

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