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EFE.- In Mexico, so far, no cases of monkeypox, also known as monkeypox, have been identified, as has been registered in 12 countries, the Health Ministry reported Wednesday.

In a statement, the agency said that the National Committee for Epidemiological Surveillance (Conave), which is made up of agencies from the health sector, issue an epidemiological notice “With the aim that all first, second and third level medical units report any suspicious cases identified.”

He added, based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO), as of May 21, 92 cases and 28 suspects had been confirmed in Germany, Australia, Belgium, Canada, the United States, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands. , Portugal, England and Sweden.

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These cases were detected outside African countries where the disease is endemic. and more than 1,300 cases have been detected,” said the Secretariat.

He added that so farhas not been identified as a sexually transmitted disease and there is no specific treatment” and says that the condition occurs with “two clinical periods that generally disappear uncomplicated between two and four weeks after the onset of symptoms.”

He explained that the first phase, which takes place in the first five dayscharacterized by fever, severe headache, swollen glands, lower back pain, muscle aches and lack of desire to move or do any physical activity.

When second phase It is the appearance of small blisters, which begin on the first and third days after the onset of fever, during which different phases of the rash appear, which usually affect the face first and then spread to the rest of the body.

“The rash starts as macules (spots of different colors) and progresses to vesicles, pustules (lesions with pus and sores) and scabs. It is a disease similar to chickenpox, because both viruses come from the same family,” said Salud de México.

He determined that disease diagnosis was made by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), in samples of wet or dry exudate from skin lesions, preferably fluid from vesicles or pustules; alternatively, scab.

Based on this, the Ministry of Health provides several recommendations to the community, including: wash your hands frequently, with soap and water or an alcohol gel solution, cover your nose and mouth with the inside of the elbow when sneezing or coughing and avoid sharing food, drinks, cutlery and plates, among others.

He said that in cases of symptoms, people should go to medical care and avoid contact with other people and pointed out that restrictions on travel or trade from countries where cases have been identified are not recommended.

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