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    Source: https://www.digitaljournal.com/life/...x-case/article

    Mexico confirms its first monkeypox case
    By AFP
    Published
    May 28, 2022

    Health officials in Mexico confirmed Saturday the country’s first known case of monkeypox, in a 50-year-old US resident being treated in Mexico City.

    The man, a permanent resident of New York City, “was probably infected in the Netherlands,” Hugo Lopez-Gatell, an undersecretary of health, said on Twitter.

    “Fortunately, he is stable and in preventive isolation,” Lopez-Gatell said. “We hope he will recover without complications.”

    He provided no information on the patient’s possible contacts with other people...

  • #2
    Monkeypox in Puerto Vallarta: first case of the disease

    Jun 8, 2022

    Mexicanist

    Monkeypox: Jalisco reports the first case of the disease, the subject was in Puerto Vallarta. It is a citizen of the United States, who upon learning he was sick, fled; those who were at Mantamar Beach Club will be watched.

    The Ministry of Health of Jalisco (SSJ) reported the first case of monkeypox in the State, a man who managed to escape and who was in Puerto Vallarta over the weekend, so they called to be vigilant to those who were at Mantamar Beach Club.

    The affected is a 48-year-old man, originally from and resident of Dallas, Texas, who visited Puerto Vallarta for tourist purposes accompanied by his partner. The man started showing symptoms on May 30: cough, chills, muscle pain, and pustule-like lesions on his face, neck, and trunk.

    On June 3, he contacted a physician in Texas to report his condition, who recommended he seek medical attention and made a suspicious case report to the CDC and the CDC to the CNEI in Mexico. As relevant background, the person traveled to Berlin, Germany, from May 12th to 16th; he returned to Dallas on May 16th, and on May 27th he arrived in Puerto Vallarta on vacation.
    The man managed to flee when he was suspected of having the disease.

    The man went to a private hospital in Puerto Vallarta, and upon suspicion of this disease, he was told to take samples and isolation, which he refused and escaped from the unit. After being notified by the SSJ, on June 4 the case was followed up by personnel from the Sanitary Region VIII Puerto Vallarta, without being able to locate the affected person by any means of communication.

    According to information from the place where the couple was staying, it was reported that they were seen leaving with suitcases on June 4; however, given that the patient was scheduled to fly from Puerto Vallarta to Dallas on June 6, the International Health area of Puerto Vallarta informed the National Migration Institute and the Airlines of the patient's situation so that he would not be allowed to enter or board the aircraft, as well as immediately notifying International Health.

    On June 6, the CDC notified the CNEI that the patient traveled to the USA on June 4 without specifying the airline, flight, or schedule. On June 7, notification was received by the CNEI reporting the positive PCR test for Orthopoxvirus DNA (not variola virus), and only awaiting confirmation by CDC laboratories.

    The individual had been to several parties

    It was also reported that the patient, during his stay in Puerto Vallarta, was present at several parties, some of them held at a hotel in the port. Due to the above, epidemiological surveillance was reinforced in the health units, search for risk contacts, and recommendations to the population.

    https://www.mexicanist.com/l/monkeyp...erto-vallarta/

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    • #3
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      General Directorate of Epidemiology notifies Jalisco of a case of monkeypox



      Tue, 07/06/2022 - 21:14 -- communication.social


      • This is a United States citizen, international traveler, who was in Puerto Vallarta. • It was a Texas doctor who reported the case to the CDC. The agency in turn informed the Mexican health authorities. The affected person returned to his country of origin without prior isolation. • The SSJ began the search for the patient and the sanitary fence. Call the people who may have had close contact to go for a medical check-up in case of symptoms.


      On June 4, the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) officially received notification from the National Center for International Liaison (CNEI) of the General Directorate of Epidemiology (DGE), of a suspected case of monkeypox in Puerto Vallarta . ; reported in turn by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States of America (USA).

      This is a 48-year-old male, native and resident of Dallas, Texas (USA) who visited Puerto Vallarta for tourist reasons, accompanied by his partner. The man began with symptoms on May 30: cough, chills, muscle pain and pustule-like lesions on the face, neck and trunk. On June 3, he contacted a doctor in Texas to report his situation, who recommended that he go for medical attention and reported the suspected case to the CDC and the latter to the CNEI of Mexico.

      As relevant background, the person traveled to Berlin, Germany from May 12 to 16; he returned to Dallas on May 16 and on the 27th of this same month he arrived in Puerto Vallarta on vacation.


      The man went to a private hospital in Puerto Vallarta and, due to the suspicion of this disease, he was instructed to take samples and isolate himself, which he refused and left the unit (actually he fled).

      After being notified by the SSJ, the case was immediately and coordinatedly followed up on June 4 by personnel from Sanitary Region VIII Puerto Vallarta, without being able to locate the person affected by any means of communication.

      According to information from the place where the couple was staying, it was reported that they were seen leaving with suitcases on June 4; however, given that the patient had a scheduled flight from Puerto Vallarta to Dallas on June 6, the Puerto Vallarta International Health Department informed the National Migration Institute and the Airlines of the patient's situation so that he would not be allowed to fly. entry or boarding the aircraft, as well as its immediate notification to International Health.

      On June 6, the CDC notified the CNEI that the patient traveled to the USA on June 4 without specifying airline, flight or time, by June 7 notification was received by the CNEI reporting the positive PCR test for Orthopoxvirus DNA ( not smallpox),being only awaiting confirmation by CDC laboratories.

      Similarly, they reported that the patient during his stay in Puerto Vallarta was present at various celebrations, some of them held in a hotel in the port. Due to the above, it began with the strengthening of epidemiological surveillance in health units, search for risk contacts and recommendations to the population

      Epidemiological surveillance

      Because the identity of the contacts is unknown, the SSJ calls on the population that attended parties at the MANTAMAR BEACH CLUB between May 27 and June 4, 2022 to monitor their health status and in If you present symptoms such as headache, fever greater than 38.5 ° C, swollen glands, muscle pain and / or general malaise, to which may be added skin rashes (type maxules, papules, vesicles, pustules or crusts ) that first affect the face and subsequently spread to the rest of the body so that they go to receive immediate medical attention for which theRegional Public Health Laboratory adjacent to the Roberto Mendiola Orta Health Center located at 200 Rivera del Río Street, Romantic Zone, El Remance, Puerto Vallarta with hours from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. where a medical assessment will be carried out and, where appropriate, Sampling.


      TO KNOW

      Monkeypox is a zoonosis, viral disease caused by the Orthopoxvirus virus , which occurs mainly in tropical forests of Central and West Africa, commonly transmitted to humans by contact with animals.

      As of May 2022, several countries reported the presence of cases with no known links to West or Central Africa.

      Monkeypox can be spread from person to person by close contact.with respiratory secretions or skin lesions from an infected person or with recently contaminated objects.

      The disease has an incubation period that ranges from 5 to 21 days.


      National panorama

      At the national level, on May 28, the first imported case of monkeypox was confirmed in a 50-year-old man, a permanent resident of New York City, who probably contracted it in the Netherlands, was treated in Mexico City with stable evolution and preventive isolation.



      Recommendations for the population:

      • Wash your hands frequently, with soap and water or alcohol gel solution.
      • Cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing with respiratory etiquette.
      • Avoid sharing food, drinks, cutlery and plates.
      • When physically close to someone who is sick, wear a mask, especially if they are coughing or have mouth injuries.
      • Wash clothes, towels, eating utensils and sheets that have been in contact with the sick person, using hot water and detergent.
      • Clean and disinfect spaces where a sick person has been found and avoid close contact with them.
      • Avoid contact with lesions, if they must be touched wear gloves and dispose of correctly.
      • If you have symptoms, go to the doctor and avoid contact with other people


      . In case of doubt, you can call theCall Center at 33-3823-3220 or the Epidemiological and Sanitary Intelligence Unit (UIES) of the Jalisco Ministry of Health at 33-3030-5000 ext. 35059 and 35072.




      https://ssj.jalisco.gob.mx/prensa/noticia/10458



      "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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      • #4
        Source: https://www.paudal.com/2022/06/11/mo...r-observation/

        Monkeypox in Jalisco: Two more cases of the disease are reported; there are 37 under observation
        June 11, 2022

        The Jalisco Ministry of Health reported two more cases of monkeypox in the state.

        One of those infected is a 40-year-old man, originally from Toronto, Canada and a resident of Puerto Vallarta.

        He was at the beach club between May 27 and June 4. The dependency detailed that she began with symptoms on June 7 with papules and itching that began in the head, posterior to the thorax and lower extremities. Isolation was indicated for 21 days and samples were taken.

        The other person is a 23-year-old woman, a resident of Zapopan. Who had interaction with foreign people.

        He started with symptoms on May 31, with papules that started on the head and later on to the chest, abdomen and extremities, he also presented fever, muscle and joint pain.

        Doctors ordered isolation for 21 days...

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        Source: https://www.ebar.com/news/latest_news/316360

        Mexican health agency issues warning on possible monkeypox transmission at Puerto Vallarta gay beach club
        by Ed Walsh
        Friday Jun 10, 2022

        The Ministry of Health for the Mexican state of Jalisco has issued a warning over monkeypox aimed at anyone who visited a gay beach club in Puerto Vallarta last week.

        In a statement posted in stilted English on the department's Facebook page Wednesday, June 8, the department wrote, "In Jalisco, we have strengthened surveillance to detect monkeypox cases on time and help provide timely attention. For further information please contact our Call Center at 33-3823-3220 or the Epidemiological and Health Intelligence Unit (UIES) of Secretaría de Salud de Jalisco (Jalisco Ministry of Health) at 33-3030-5000 ext. 35059 and 35072."

        The announcement included a graphic in English that advised anyone who attended parties at the Mantamar Beach Club between May 27 and June 4 and "especially" those who have exhibited symptoms to seek immediate medical help. The posting lists medical facilities in Puerto Vallarta.

        The post drew dozens of mostly negative comments on Facebook, including from someone who posted a Photoshopped image showing apes from a "Planet of the Apes" movie superimposed on the pool at Mantamar. Another wrote in Spanish that diseases are always brought to Mexico by foreigners and the government does nothing...

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        • #5
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          Epidemiological surveillance continues in Jalisco for monkeypox, two suspected cases detected

          Sat, 06/11/2022 - 00:06 -- communication.social


          The SSJ maintains orientation, information and care actions for people who present symptoms or have doubts about it. Both patients remain awaiting confirmation.

          In follow-up to the active epidemiological surveillance implemented by the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) since May 24, and reinforced after the confirmation of the case of monkeypox in a person of American origin, actions for detection and timely care continue. of the disease in health units throughout the State.

          A module was immediately installed in Puerto Vallarta to provide information and clarify doubts to those who present suggestive symptoms. Likewise, a visit was made to the aforementioned beach club and the place where the first affected person was staying for active surveillance with the staff. There, 23 people have been identified who, at the time of the visit, are healthy.

          From June 8 to the cut off this Friday, 18 people attended the Regional Public Health Laboratory in Puerto Vallarta, three to other state units and thirteen communicated by telephone.

          To date, Epidemiology staff is monitoring the health status of 37 people, including some who attended care and some contacts.

          SUSPICIOUS CASES

          Case 1.A 40-year-old male person, originally from Toronto, Canada and a resident of Puerto Vallarta. He was at the beach club between May 27 and June 4. He began with symptoms on June 7 with papules and itching that began in the head, posterior to the thorax and lower extremities. Isolation was indicated for 21 days and samples were taken. Pending result of the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE).

          Case 2.A 23-year-old female person, resident of Zapopan. She had interaction with foreign people. She began with symptoms on May 31, with papules that began on the head and later on to the chest, abdomen and extremities, she also presented fever, muscle and joint pain. Isolation was indicated for 21 days and samples were taken. Pending result of the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE).

          MONKEYPOX

          You can get monkeypox through close physical contact with someone who has symptoms. The rash, body fluids (such as fluid, pus, or blood from skin lesions), and scabs are especially infectious. Clothing, bedding, towels, or objects such as eating utensils or dishes that have been contaminated with the virus from contact with an infected person can also infect other people.

          Ulcers, lesions, or sores in the mouth can also be infectious, meaning the virus can be spread through saliva. People who interact closely with someone infected, such as healthcare workers, family members and sexual partners, are therefore at higher risk of infection.

          It is important to note that people with monkeypox are infectious as long as they have symptoms (usually two to four weeks).

          How is a suspected case defined?

          This is any person, of any age, with an unexplained acute skin or mucosal rash that progresses from the face with extension to the rest of the body and who presents one or more of the following signs or symptoms, concurrent or immediately:

          • Pain headache
          • Acute onset fever above 38.5 °C
          • Swollen glands
          • Muscle pain
          • Fatigue or weakness

          In case of doubt, you can call the Call Center at 33-3823-3220 orEpidemiological and Sanitary Intelligence Unit (UIES) of the Jalisco Ministry of Health at 33-3030-5000 ext. 35059 and 35072.


          Author: comunicacion.social - Ministry of Health
          Update date: 06/11/2022 - 05:06:10



          https://ssj.jalisco.gob.mx/prensa/noticia/10462


          "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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          • #6
            Source: https://codelist.biz/2022/06/12/the-...-lopez-gatell/

            The second case of monkeypox in CDMX is already confirmed: Hugo López-Gatell
            Sunday , 12 June 2022

            MEXICO CITY (proceso.com.mx).- A second case of monkeypox has already been confirmed in Mexico City, reported the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell.

            “I share that the InDRE has confirmed a second case of monkeypox in Mexico City. The patient is stable, receiving medical care and isolation and control measures have been established,” López-Gatell posted on his Twitter account.

            THE FIRST CASE IN CDMX

            On May 28, the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, confirmed this Saturday the detection of the first imported case of monkeypox in Mexico.

            On his Twitter account, the undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion of the federal government reported that the infected person is a 50-year-old man who is a permanent resident of New York and who was probably infected in the Netherlands...

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            • #7
              Source: https://www.westernslopenow.com/top-...-texas-border/


              Monkeypox case reported south of Texas border
              by: Sandra Sanchez
              Posted: Jun 15, 2022 / 03:30 PM MDT
              Updated: Jun 15, 2022 / 03:03 PM MDT

              McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — Mexican health officials are reporting the first potential case of monkeypox in the northern border town of Nuevo Laredo, across the Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas.

              The Mexican state of Tamaulipas and the local border area now are on high alert and the Mexican government has activated health biosecurity protocols, according to a statement issued by the Tamaulipas Secretary of Health Office.

              The Laredo Morning Times reports this is one of three potential cases in Nuevo Laredo. The other two are family members of the suspected infected patient, a 21-year-old stay-at-home mom who sought medical attention on June 7 at the Mexican Institute of Social Security. All three are being monitored for symptoms...

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              • #8
                Source: https://www.infobae.com/america/mexi...n-extranjeros/

                Jalisco already has 5 cases of monkeypox; four are foreigners
                Of this total, only one patient remains in the Civil Hospital of Guadalajara, who could be discharged this Saturday
                June 17, 2022

                The Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) confirmed on the afternoon of this Friday, June 17, that there are already five cases of monkey or monkeypox in the state.

                At a press conference, Dr. Fernando Petersen, head of the SSJ, explained that in the last hours four more infections were added after notification by the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE).

                Two of them are related to the foreign patient who went to Puerto Vallarta and then fled to Texas, United States, after refusing isolation.

                For this reason, he mentioned that prevention actions on this disease have focused on the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area and on the beach destination:

                “These are cases that are generally associated with international cases, so from an epidemiological perspective we have focused our attention on the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area and Puerto Vallarta, places where international airports and ports are located”

                And it is that of the total, four are foreigners and only one is Mexican; In addition to the age of those infected, it ranges between 38 and 54 years.

                However, of the four new cases, only one remains in the Civil Hospital of Guadalajara (HCG), who could be discharged next Saturday, June 18.

                In this regard, Dr. Jaime Andrade Villanueva, director of the HCG, commented that said patient was kept under hospital observation upon arrival with a widespread picture of skin lesions with fever.

                “We hospitalized him because initially we thought he had chickenpox, he is a person who has a history of a disease for which he receives an immunosuppressant and we thought he had disseminated chickenpox. He called our attention to two things, he had a very slight fever and no significant allopathies in his neck”.

                During the remote conference, two cases that had been considered suspicious were ruled out, including that of a 28-year-old woman, originally from Zapopan.

                At the moment, health authorities have followed up on 44 people who may have had some contact with the first case of monkeypox detected in Puerto Vallarta and there are 18 people who have sought medical attention or requested information...

                ...On June 14, Dr. Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, reported that up to that time five cases of monkeypox had been detected in the country, of which four were reported in the city. of Mexico and that of Jalisco.

                In this sense, now there are already 9 infected in total in Mexico. Given the growing doubt about the behavior of this disease, the doctor rejected the possibility that monkeypox could become a pandemic.

                According to López-Gatell, “the most likely” is that more cases will continue to be registered “sporadically” and eventually some outbreaks; however, he denied that there are signs that it could turn into a pandemic like COVID-19

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                • #9
                  3 new suspected cases in Puerto Vallarta: https://www.vallartadaily.com/two-ne...erto-vallarta/

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