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Two new cases of monkeypox detected in Colombia

Most cases of monkeypox are concentrated in Europe, with 84%. / AFP


The National Institute of Health (INS) confirmed this Saturday, July 2, two new cases of monkey pox In colombia. According to the entity, “the cases identified by the Bogotá District Health Secretariat (SDS) of Bogotá were confirmed by the INS this Friday afternoon, after the entity’s laboratory diagnosis.” (Read: Non-endemic monkeypox mortality is low. No need to be alarmed)

These new cases would be two adults. The first of them with a history of travel to Europe and the second, with an epidemiological link to the first and without a travel history. “Both positive for PCR in different samples”, pointed out the entity.

So far, “the two cases of monkey pox They remain isolated and have been managed on an outpatient basis. The Secretariat of Health of Bogotá, a territorial entity that carried out the corresponding epidemiological field investigation and the epidemiological fence of the identified contacts, keeps track of the contacts referred by the patient with a history of travel and the other infected person denies other contacts in the country. ”, added the INS it’s a statement. (You can read: This is how monkeypox spread to Colombia. What to know to avoid panic?)

In Colombia, to date, five cases of monkey pox. Four in Bogotá and one in Medellín. The INS She pointed out that self-care and isolation measures should continue to be taken into account to identify symptoms of monkeypox.

More obvious symptoms include fever, severe headache, muscle aches, back pain, low energy, swollen lymph nodes, and a skin rash or maculopapular lesions. “If you present symptoms or if you were in contact with a suspicious case, you must establish communication with EPS or go to a health center,” the entity pointed out. (You may be interested in: Monkeypox: what you need to know to protect yourself and others)

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Source: Elespectador

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