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  • Panama - Monkeypox outbreak 2022

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    July 5, 2022
    / 10:05 a.m.

    Panamanian health authorities confirmed this Tuesday the first case of monkeypox in a 30-year-old patient who remains stable in isolation.

    “In the afternoon (Monday), we are confirmed that the patient is positive for the monkeypox virus. It is the first case in the country,” Panamanian Health Minister Luis Francisco Sucre said at a press conference.
    The patient, a 30-year-old man, is isolated in a hospital in Panama City and, so far, he only has a fever, for which he will receive symptomatic treatment, according to the authorities.

    The head of the Health portfolio told Efe that "there is no reason to be alarmed", since monkeypox "has shown on the face of the world that it is not highly contagious nor does it have a high lethality", which "gives a peace of mind everyone."

    “So this is not the same, it is not going to possibly transform into a situation like the one that covid transformed, due to the same characteristic of the disease, which is self-limited, it goes away on its own. It has already been shown that the main form of contagion is through a relationship or intimate contact (although) other routes have not been ruled out,” Sucre added.

    In any case, "the epidemiological surveillance system (...) and genomic surveillance (...) is being carried out," added the minister, who asked the population to maintain hygiene and biosafety standards.

    This first case was confirmed by the Gorgas Memorial Institute, a state entity dedicated to medical research, after the patient went for a test since he had had suspicious symptoms for days.

    Since the beginning of last May, more than 3,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported from 47 countries, many of which had never registered this disease, which has been observed in particular among men who have sex with men, according to the World Organization of Health (WHO).

    The WHO noted that the vast majority of patients have not been vaccinated against smallpox, as the routine smallpox vaccine also protects against monkeypox, a disease neglected for many years in Africa.
    According to the WHO, it should not be classified in Europe and countries in other regions as an international health emergency, as is the case with covid-19. EFE

    Panamá confirma primer caso de viruela del mono y pide calma a la población
    HG

    / 5 de julio de 2022 / 10:05 am

    Las autoridades sanitarias de Panamá confirmaron este martes el primer caso de viruela del mono en un paciente de 30 años que se mantiene estable en aislamiento.

    “En horas de la tarde (del lunes), se nos confirma que el paciente es positivo para el virus de la viruela del mono. Es el primer caso que hay en el país”, dijo en rueda de prensa el ministro de Salud de Panamá, Luis Francisco Sucre. ...

    https://www.latribuna.hn/2022/07/05/...medium=twitter


  • #2
    Source: https://www.laprensalatina.com/panam...peal-for-calm/

    Panama confirms 1st monkeypox case, issues appeal for calm
    Online News EditorJuly 5, 2022

    Panama City, Jul 5 (EFE).- Panamanian health authorities on Tuesday confirmed the country’s first monkeypox case, saying a 30-year-old man was infected and is in stable condition and being kept in isolation.

    “In the afternoon hours (of Monday), we received confirmation that this patient was infected with the monkeypox virus. It’s the country’s first case,” Panamanian Health Minister Luis Francisco Sucre said at a press conference.

    The man is being kept isolated from other patients at a hospital in Panama City and is receiving treatment to bring down his fever, the only symptom reported thus far...

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    • #3
      Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...-mono/47825384

      Panama detects third case of monkeypox
      This content was published on August 13, 2022 - 20:23 August 13, 2022 - 20:23

      Panama City, Aug 13 (EFE) .- Panamanian health authorities reported this Saturday that the third case of monkeypox in the country was confirmed, a 33-year-old Panamanian who is in home isolation.

      The patient, "who was in contact with a foreigner (...) presented symptoms on August 7, then, on August 9, he presented skin lesions and on August 12 he went to the health center," the Ministry said. of Health (Minsa) in a statement.

      Once detected, "the traceability of the case began, the investigation of possible close contacts and the establishment of the necessary prevention and control measures to contain the spread of the virus, while the patient has been subjected to the protocols and treatments", added the health portfolio.

      "The health authorities call on the population not to be alarmed and remain calm, since the Ministry of Health remains vigilant and has prevention, control and protocol measures for the care of cases, with this, decreasing the risk of spreading this disease...

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacion...o-viruela-mono


        Minsa confirms fifth case of monkeypox
        This is a 57-year-old male patient, Panamanian resident abroad, who entered the country last Thursday, August 11
        By Digital Writing The
        Updated 08/18/2022 13:25

        The Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) confirmed this Thursday, August 18, the fifth case of monkeypox or monkeypox in the national territory.

        The report revealed that it is a 57-year-old male patient, Panamanian, resident abroad, who entered the country last Thursday, August 11, who made some visits to family and friends.

        The patient began on August 15, with vesicular-type skin lesions and yesterday, Wednesday, August 17, due to the increase in lesions, he went to the Tocumen Health Center, where he is clinically evaluated and samples are taken and sent to the Gorgas Memorial Institute, where it is confirmed that he is positive for monkeypox or monkey (Monkey Pox).

        The patient is in stable condition, taking his isolation in a hospital health facility.

        Minsa personnel are currently conducting field investigations and actively searching for contacts, since once this new case was detected, the response teams were redoubled and the traceability of the new confirmed case began through the investigation of possible close contacts and The necessary prevention and control measures are established to contain the spread of the virus, while the patient has been subjected to the protocols and treatments established for the management of these cases, according to the entity.

        health alert

        Since last May 24, Panama declared a health alert throughout the country and epidemiological surveillance was redoubled in all health regions and all entry points into the national territory.

        A National Plan for the Surveillance, Prevention, Control and care of monkeypox was developed, which was disclosed to all health facilities, which must be prepared for a comprehensive approach to these patients: they must have adequate isolation areas from require hospitalization of a patient according to established protocols...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.prensa-latina.cu/2022/08...ruela-del-mono


          Panama registers eighth case of monkeypox
          August 25, 2022
          CDT20:05 (GMT) -0400

          According to a report from the Department of Epidemiology of the Minsa, the patient began symptoms on August 15, with vesicular-type skin lesions and four days later he presented fever, chills, muscle aches, fatigue and general malaise.

          With these ailments he went in search of medical attention where he was evaluated, samples were taken and sent to the Gorgas Commemorative Institute for Health Studies, which endorsed the contagion.

          The patient is admitted to the Santo Tomás Hospital in the capital, because he did not have the conditions required for home isolation....

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          • #6
            Source: https://www.ecotvpanama.com/minsa-co...imica-n5765139

            NATIONALS September 5, 2022 - 11:42 a.m.
            Minsa confirms twelfth case of monkeypox
            According to the Epidemiology report, all relevant epidemiological surveillance, the traceability team, was immediately activated, MINSA said.

            The Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed this Monday 5, the twelfth case of monkeypox or monkeypox in the Republic of Panama.
            minsa carries out vaccination day in the pacific of the province of panama

            This new case is a 31-year-old male patient, Panamanian, who had close contact with another person of Panamanian nationality, also on August 21.

            On August 25, he began symptoms presenting fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes in the neck and vesicle-like lesions in various parts of his body.

            On September 2, he went to the Rómulo Roux Health Center in Pueblo Nuevo in search of medical attention, the samples were taken and sent to the Gorgas Memorial Institute for processing, resulting in monkeypox (Monkey Pox).

            As highlighted in the Epidemiology report, all relevant epidemiological surveillance, the traceability team, the rapid response team, were activated immediately, before and after the onset of symptoms.

            Worldwide, the data reported by the WHO indicate that the majority of cases are men, 93% of cases are between 25 and 45 years old, one of the main routes of transmission being close contact during sexual intercourse. Therefore, it is recommended to practice safe sex and avoid having sex with multiple partners.

            The World Health Organization (WHO) recently noted that monkeypox infection can be divided into two stages. The first is incubation, which can last from zero to 5 days. The second, of skin rash, which can vary between one to three days, after the onset of fever.

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            • #7
              Source: https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/pana...uela-del-mono/

              Panama reports 14 cases of monkeypox
              Getzalette Reyes
              24 Sep 2022 - 04:40 PM

              Panama confirmed the 14th case of monkeypox or monkeypox in the country, reported the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (Minsa).

              This is a Panamanian patient, 27 years old. This patient states that he had had close contact with people of Panamanian nationality prior to the onset of symptoms, with a skin lesion that was not well defined; later he had fever, sore throat, swollen glands in his neck and injuries to various parts of his body, detailed the Minsa ...

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              • #8
                Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...s%C3%ADmica-y- accumulates-16-in-total/47944852

                Panama detects two new cases of monkeypox and accumulates 16 in total
                This content was published on September 30, 2022 - 19:18 September 30, 2022 - 19:18

                Panama City, Sep 30 (EFE).- The Panamanian Ministry of Health reported this Friday of 2 new cases of monkeypox, for a cumulative total of 16 in the Central American country.

                According to the report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), the first of these two new cases was detected in a 45-year-old Panamanian who lives in the metropolitan area of ​​Panama City and maintained close contact with 2 people of foreign nationality.

                This patient showed symptoms related to the virus, so a test was applied, coming out positive for this disease; At the moment he is stable and in home isolation.

                The second case is another Panamanian patient, 34 years old, resident in the province of Panama Oeste, adjacent to the capital, who tested positive for monkeypox and is being held for observation in a hospital in the capital.

                Panama issued a health alert throughout the country due to monkeypox on May 24 and confirmed its first case on July 5 in a 30-year-old man who only had a fever, as reported at the time...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...key--9-of-them --active-/48027086

                  Panama has detected 18 cases of monkeypox, 9 of them "active"
                  This content was published on November 02, 2022 - 23:50 November 02, 2022 - 23:50

                  Panama City, Nov 2 (EFE).- Panama has detected a total of 18 cases of monkeypox, of which 9 are "active," Health Minister Luis Francisco Sucre said Wednesday.

                  "Now that the National Holidays are coming, you have to take care of yourself, please, keep your sanity and, above all, self-care," the head of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) told reporters.

                  Regarding vaccination against monkeypox, Minister Sucre recalled that there are already 1,400 doses in the country, which can be applied "to people who have had exposure to another infected person," and "to medical or health personnel who have been neglected in some way in the biosecurity measures and considers that he is at some risk," said a statement from the Minsa.

                  Panama issued a health alert throughout the country due to monkeypox on May 24 and confirmed its first case on July 5 in a 30-year-old man who only had a fever, as reported at the time...

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                  • #10
                    Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...y-en-panam%C3% A1/48043912


                    Confirmed cases of monkeypox rise to 21 in Panama
                    This content was published on November 09, 2022 - 14:02 November 09, 2022 - 14:02

                    Panama City, Nov 9 (EFE).- Confirmed cases of monkeypox in Panama rose to 21, the authorities reported Wednesday, reiterating their call for prevention.

                    The 21 confirmed infections "have occurred in men who have sex with men" and between the ages of 25 and 59, indicated the Ministry of Health (Minsa), which noted that a total of 78 suspected cases of the disease have been investigated.

                    In a letter, the health portfolio specified that of the total number of confirmed cases of monkeypox, 16 have been managed on an outpatient basis and the remaining five have had to be hospitalized for maintaining another type of chronic disease.

                    "We want to call attention to people who are testing positive, to please inform their contacts that they have monkeypox, with the aim that people who are close contacts have the opportunity to be treated in a timely manner and put the vaccine against monkeypox, which is already in our country," said the head of the Department of Epidemiology, Dr. Lourdes Moreno.

                    Panama has 1,400 doses of the monkeypox vaccine, which can be applied "to people who have had exposure to another infected person," and "to medical or health personnel who have neglected biosecurity measures in some way." and consider that you are at some risk," said the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre.

                    The Central American country issued a health alert throughout the country due to monkeypox on May 24 and confirmed its first case on July 5, in a 30-year-old man who only had a fever, as reported at the time.

                    The World Health Organization (WHO) said on November 1 that it maintained the international emergency due to the monkeypox outbreak, declared on July 23, despite the sharp decline in cases in most regions.

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/pana...cion&utm_campa ign=Ultima%20Hora

                      Panama reports seven new cases of monkeypox
                      Jose Gonzalez Pinilla
                      15 Nov 2022 - 04:21 PM
                      La Prensa is part of The Trust Project

                      Monkeypox cases in Panama are on the rise. The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Tuesday, November 15, seven new cases of monkeypox in the country.

                      With these new infections, the total number of accumulated cases amounts to 33, according to the Department of Epidemiology.

                      Of that global number, 17 are active, fulfilling their respective isolation. Meanwhile, three are hospitalized due to their clinical condition and risk factors.

                      The new cases correspond to men between the ages of 31 and 53 and come from the metropolitan health region (three cases), from Panama West (two cases); one case from North Panama and one from San Miguelito.

                      These patients were clinically evaluated with samples taken for analysis at various health facilities: Santa Fe Hospital, Dr. Arnulfo Arias Madrid Hospital, Santo Tomás Hospital, Nicolás A. Solano Hospital, Santiago Barraza Polyclinic, Manuel Ferrer Valdés Polyclinic and the of Health of Nuevo Veranillo.

                      The samples were sent to the Gorgas Memorial Institute where they were processed "giving positive results for monkeypox," the ministry explained in a statement.

                      The health teams of each region carry out field investigations in order to determine the close contacts of these cases in order to vaccinate them.

                      Since last May 24, Panama has maintained a health alert throughout the country for this virus.

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/...1122-0022.html

                        15 New Confirmed Cases of Monkeypox in Panama
                        Published 22 November 2022

                        Panamanian health authorities today reported 15 new cases of monkeypox in the country, for a total of 48 accumulated cases.

                        "Through the Department of Epidemiology, 15 new cases of monkeypox have been reported in the country, for a total of 48 accumulated cases," reported the Panamanian Ministry of Health (Minsa).

                        According to the report of Minsa's Department of Epidemiology, "of the 48, there are 27 active cases in isolation compliance. Of these 27 active cases, five are hospitalized due to their clinical condition and risk factors; 22 are in home isolation."

                        The new cases are all males between 25 and 59 years old and come from the metropolitan health region, which has sanitary responsibility over 20 townships, 3 districts, West Panama and the capital district of San Miguelito, said Minsa...

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