Ministry of Health rules out monkeypox cases in SM – El Sol de Tijuana

Tijuana.- After two patients in Baja California were treated in medical centers for possible transmission of monkeypox, known as “monkey pox”, these cases were ruled out, said Adrián Medina Amarillas, the state’s chief health secretary. .

“Fortunately, both of them have been removed, the protocols and algorithms that have been disseminated in government and private hospitals are adhered to. We don’t have a monkeypox case yet in Baja California,” he said.

These cases, which have been ruled out, are registered in the state’s two municipalities at Mexico’s Institute of Social Security (IMSS) facilities, Medina Amarillas said.

“In the past week we have had two suspected cases of monkeypox in Baja California, one in Mexicali and another in Tijuana, both at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) facility,” he said.

In a statement issued on May 25, the Ministry of Health at the federal level indicated what measures were recommended to prevent transmission or spread.

Among them, he mentioned washing hands continuously with soap and water, covering nose and mouth with the inside of the elbow when sneezing or coughing, avoiding sharing food, drinks, eating utensils, and plates.

The secretariat also said in a statement that the simian virus develops in two phases: the first has symptoms such as fever, severe headache, swollen glands, low back pain, muscle aches and lack of desire to do physical activity.

During the second phase there is fever, small blisters appear and a rash begins to appear, usually first on the face and then spreading over the body.

According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), as of May 21, 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases had been confirmed in Germany, Australia, Belgium, Canada, the United States, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Sweden. . On the African continent, the disease has been detected in 1,300 people.

The Ministry of Health in Mexico, which confirmed the country’s first case on May 28, advised citizens not to travel to these countries.

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