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  • Dominican Republic - Monkeypox outbreak 2022

    July 7, 2022
    Latin America and the Caribbean

    by NEWS DESK

    The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS) reported Wednesday afternoon the first imported case of monkeypox in a 25-year-old young man of Dominican nationality, who recently returned to the country, from the USA; and he is isolated in the Doctor Ramón de Lara Teaching Hospital, where he receives the pertinent treatment.

    ... The details of the case were offered by 1st Lt. infectious disease doctor, José Ureña Vázquez, who treats the patient and who explained that he has been treated since June 28, when he went to the center, when notified from the United States, of having had contact with an affected person.

    However, he indicated that he has responded satisfactorily, although he has rashes in various areas of his body.

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    Health authorities highlight the rapid evolution of a patient with monkeypox

    They assure so far it is the only positive case

    Santo Domingo, RD- The Minister of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS) and the director of the Ramón De Lara Teaching Military Hospital reported this Friday that the young inmate with monkeypox is progressing satisfactorily to the applied treatment, is stable and does not present feverish symptoms, fatigue or other complications.

    At the same time, they assured that no new cases of this disease have been registered in the country so far. While the people who have had contact with the patient have been evaluated, but do not show any signs.

    During a press conference, Dr. Daniel Rivera and the medical colonel, José Darío Richardson, pointed out that the 25-year-old is stable, continues to evolve quickly and effectively to treatment, so he does not present anything new.

    “The patient has had a satisfactory evolution, in a surprising way, thanks to the immediate intervention of the MSP and the care of 1st Lt. infectious disease doctor, José Ureña Vázquez, family doctor ”he said.

    The head of Health said that he personally observed the patient who was satisfied with the treatment provided by the authorities and the health personnel of the hospital, he shows a normal physique, only with some rashes in various areas of his body, but " It is never like the photos presented from other countries that have registered cases of the disease.

    Likewise, Dr. Rivera explained that this disease is only transmitted by direct contact with an affected person, for which he called on the population not to be alarmed, it is not detected by blood tests, but with a gallbladder test, for which he recommended that people who have had some direct contact with someone who has had meticulous injuries, go to their doctor and suggested not to self-medicate.

    The Minister of Health reiterated his call to the population to continue applying the vaccination process with the corresponding second and third doses. While he assured that the government has the necessary medicines to face any virus.

    For his part, the director of the Ramón De Lara Military Hospital pointed out that the center has adequate space to treat this type of patient, with the same protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) and the MS, he said. that the patient has a satisfactory evaluation, however, he is prepared for any eventuality that may arise, but he is sure that no negative changes will arise.

    He indicated that the patient must last 21 days, to complete the treatment. “But he is stable and asymptomatic, he will be discharged after the corresponding days have elapsed to continue being treated, if the evolution continues and without symptoms.”

    Health authorities reported last Wednesday of the first imported case of "simian pox" in a 25-year-old Dominican national, who recently returned to the country from the US; and that he was isolated at the Doctor Ramón De Lara Teaching Hospital, where he received the pertinent treatment.

    Doctors Eladio Pérez, Vice Ministry of Collective Health and Ronald Skewes, General Director of Epidemiology, among others, also participated in the press conference offered at the Ramón De Lara Military Hospital.

    Monkeypox is a sylvatic zoonosis with incidental human infections that often occur sporadically in forested areas of central and western Africa. It is caused by the monkeypox virus (MPXV).

    The incubation period for monkeypox virus is usually 6 to 13 days, but can range from 5 to 21 days.

    The disease is usually self-limited, and symptoms usually resolve spontaneously within 14 to 21 days. Symptoms can be mild or severe, and the lesions can be very itchy and painful.

    In early cases, infection occurs through direct contact with blood, body fluids, or breaks in the skin or mucous membranes of infected animals.

    Communications Directorate

    July 8, 2022.

    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela


    • #3
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      Ministry of Public Health reports two new confirmed cases of monkeypox in the DR.

      Santo Domingo.- The Ministry of Public Health, through the Vice Ministry of Collective Health and the General Directorate of Epidemiology, notifies the population that it has received confirmation of two positive patients for monkeypox virus (MXV).

      It is a 51-year-old female resident in Santiago de los Caballeros and a 19-year-old male resident in Monte Plata, respectively. In both cases, the specific data is reserved for ethical and privacy considerations.

      The cases were detected through the National Epidemiological Surveillance System. After the investigation, those infected were subjected to the corresponding tests, where confirmation of the diagnosis was received by PCR, carried out at the Dr. Defilló National Reference Laboratory of the Ministry of Public Health.

      The patients present a stable health picture and are currently in isolation, under the necessary medical care of the specialists at the Military Teaching Hospital, Dr. Ramón de Lara, of the Dominican Air Force.

      In the same way, the epidemiological fence was carried out, with all the close people who have had possible contact and so far there is no report that they have presented symptoms of the disease.

      The Ministry of Health urged the population not to be alarmed and to remain attentive to the reports that will be offered in a timely manner on the clinical status of the patients.

      Communications Department
      Tuesday, July 19, 2022.-

      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela


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        • #5

          Local August 3, 2022 | 3:43 pm
          Cases of monkeypox rise to four in the Dominican Republic
          Santo Domingo, D.R.

          The Ministry of Public Health of the Dominican Republic reported another positive case of monkeypox this Wednesday, increasing the total of registered cases of this disease in the country to four.

          The new case corresponds to a 21-year-old man, resident in Santo Domingo, who had contact with a person coming from the United States, said the vice-minister of Collective Health, Eladio Perez, during a press conference.

          The patient is in isolation at the Ramon de Lara Military Hospital in Santo Domingo East. The other three patients diagnosed with the disease have been and have already been discharged from the hospital...


          • #6

            Dominican Republic reports a fifth case of monkeypox
            By Newsroom Infobae
            August 10, 2022

            Santo Domingo, Aug 10 The health authorities of the Dominican Republic diagnosed a new case of monkeypox, thus increasing the total number of registered cases of this disease in the national territory to five, it was reported on Wednesday.

            The new patient is a 39-year-old man, a resident of Santo Domingo, who works on the border with Haiti, Joel Ureña, an infectious disease specialist at the Ramón de Lara Military Hospital, where the person is admitted, explained at a press conference.

            The man began to present symptoms seven days ago and is currently "without fever, without headache, but with the presence of lesions in the vesicular phase" so he is "complying with the isolation protocol at the hospital," explained Ureña.

            The Dominican Ministry of Health confirmed on July 6 the first case of monkeypox in the country, a 25-year-old person who was infected in the United States.

            Later, he reported three other infected, who also had contact with people who arrived in the country from the North American nation.

            The symptoms of monkeypox are similar to those of eradicated smallpox, although somewhat milder, including fever, headache, tiredness, and chills. EFE