First case of monkeypox confirmed in Sinaloa

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This is a male person who returned to Culiacán from a trip to Mexico City and Guadalajara.

Sinaloa.- The Secretary of Health in Sinaloa, Cuitláhuac González Galindo, announced that the first case of monkeypox in Sinaloa was confirmed, it is a male person who two weeks ago traveled to Mexico City and Guadalajara.

Laboratory studies carried out on a patient who recently traveled to Mexico City confirmed that Sinaloa joins other entities in the country that confirm having at least one person infected with monkeypox.

The report submitted by the Epidemiology Subdirectorate specifies that the infected person returned to the City of Culiacán on July 3, but the first symptoms manifested until the 11th of the same month, for which he proceeded to home isolation. .


Upon presenting the first symptoms, the patient went to the medical service, where the corresponding samples were taken and analyzed at the State Public Health Laboratory, and this weekend, it was confirmed that said patient tested positive for the disease known as monkeypox for which he remains under close medical surveillance, reporting his health so far as stable.

Among the recommendations that must be followed, Secretary González Galindo specified, is keeping a distance from the suspicious person or who presents symptoms, since this disease, unlike respiratory diseases, is only spread through direct contact between people, or by sharing clothing or bedding.

The Secretary of Health and General Director of the Health Services of Sinaloa, Dr. Cuitláhuac González Galindo, announced that he is confirmed as the first case of monkeypox in Sinaloa.

The secretary made a call to the population that in the event that they have had contact with a person suspected or confirmed to have the disease, go immediately to the nearest health unit; He specified that the first symptoms appear after seven to 10 days and, if the disease is confirmed, a 21-day isolation of the patient is decreed to submit him to medical treatment in complete isolation.

LETHALITY

The World Health Organization reported that the case fatality rate in the population only occurs between 3 and 6 percent of patients suffering from monkeypox, this record occurs in patients with immunosuppressed diseases such as HIV or chronic degenerative.

Monkeypox Symptoms 

Symptoms of monkeypox or monkeypox may include: 

• Fever 

• Headache 

• Muscle and back pain 

• Swelling of the lymph nodes 

• Shaking chills 

• exhaustion 

• A rash that may look like pimples or blisters that appear on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body, such as the hands, feet, chest, genitals, or anus. 

The rash goes through several phases before it completely heals. The illness usually lasts 2 to 4 weeks.  

Sometimes people develop a rash first, followed by other symptoms. Other people only have a rash. 

FACTS

Currently, in Mexico there is a record of 35 patients infected with Monkeypox, these are in Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Colima, and Veracruz and this weekend the state of Sinaloa is added with a first case.

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