The Bahia Health Department (Sesab) reported this Friday (2) that the state has 57 cases of “Monkeypox”, a disease known as monkeypox. The two new cases were registered in Salvador.
Most cases occurred in men, where 47 were infected. The age range varies between two months and 50 years. Regarding the symptoms presented, the most recurrent are: fever, adenomegaly, skin rash, headache and back pain. Check out the disease data below:
In addition to those confirmed, Bahia has another 147 suspected cases that are under investigation, according to Sesab.
The first Monkeypox case in the state took place on July 13. It resembles smallpox, which was eradicated in 1980. The main symptoms of the disease are fever, headache, muscle and back pain, lymphadenopathy, chills and exhaustion. The infection is self-limiting with symptoms lasting 2 to 4 weeks, usually divided into two periods:
- Invasion, which lasts between 0 and 5 days, with fever, headache, myalgia, back pain and severe asthenia;
- Rash begins between 1 and 3 days after the onset of fever. The rash has similar clinical features with chickenpox or syphilis, with a difference in the uniform evolution of the lesions.