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  • Argentina: 2022 Monkeypox

    May 22, 2022

    BY ZYRI

    This Sunday, the Ministry of Health confirmed that the first suspected case of monkey pox in Argentina. This is a man from the province of Buenos Aires who returned from a trip to Spain and presented symptoms compatible with the disease. Now, his case is under study in the City of Buenos Aires.

    https://www.zyri.net/2022/05/22/monk...n-the-country/

    Source: Viruela del mono: el Ministerio de Salud analiza un caso sospechoso en la Argentina

    https://tn.com.ar/sociedad/2022/05/2...-la-argentina/

  • #2
    Source: https://www.the-journal.com/articles...ed-from-spain/

    Argentina reports case of monkeypox; man traveled from Spain
    Argentina has confirmed its first case of the monkeypox virus on Friday in a man who recently traveled to Spain
    By AP
    Friday, May 27, 2022 7:50

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina reported Latin America's first confirmed case of the monkeypox virus on Friday in a man who recently traveled to Spain.

    The man, who is from the province of Buenos Aires, has monkeypox but health authorities are waiting to finish sequencing the virus before making the official announcement, said an official in Argentina's Health Ministry. The official requested anonymity until the official announcement.

    It is the first time the presence of the virus has been confirmed in Latin America.

    Authorities have revealed little about the patient beyond saying he traveled to Spain from April 28 through May 16 and had symptoms compatible with monkeypox, including lesions and a fever, on Sunday...

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    • #3
      A second, unrelated case, in a tourist from Spain is mentioned:

      Salud reports that the result of the PCR sample taken by ANLIS Malbrán to the first suspected case of monkeypox tested positive | Argentina.gob.ar

      On the other hand, the appearance of a new suspected case of monkeypox resident in Spain, who is visiting the province of Buenos Aires and who has no connection with the first case, was reported.

      The person has ulcerative lesions without other associated symptoms, arrived in the country on May 25 and onset of symptoms yesterday, May 26, 2022. The patient is in good general condition, isolated, and with symptomatic treatment. Their close contacts are under strict clinical and epidemiological follow-up, all of whom are asymptomatic to date. The samples for etiological diagnosis are being analyzed in the Electron Microscopy Service, Department of Virology, INEI-ANLIS "Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán".

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.lavoz.com.ar/ciudadanos/...-en-argentina/

        Confirmed the third case of monkeypox in Argentina
        He is a 36-year-old citizen residing in the City of Buenos Aires, the first with no prior travel history.
        Editorial LAVOZ
        Sunday, June 12, 202200:07 a.m.

        This Friday the Ministry of Health confirmed the third case of monkeypox in the country in a 36-year-old citizen residing in the City of Buenos Aires. This is the first without travel history.

        It was the INEI-ANLIS Malbrán National Reference Laboratory that confirmed the case on June 9 in a 36-year-old man who "is in good health, fulfilling the corresponding isolation and hospitalized for his care."

        The portfolio detailed that the patient made the first consultation on June 6 at a private clinic in the city of Buenos Aires and that he began symptoms on May 31, presenting headache and muscle pain, fever, back pain.

        In addition, he developed “vesicular rashes beginning June 2. On the 7th of that month, the case was reported and the sample was referred to the ANLIS Malbrán laboratory, which on June 9 issued the positive result of the PCR.”

        This is the third confirmed case in the country and the three patients are in good health, without having presented complications, while no secondary cases were detected among close contacts...

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        • #5
          Source: http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_th...t_78299552.htm

          Argentina confirms 6th case of monkeypox
          Xinhua, July 1, 2022

          BUENOS AIRES, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Argentina confirmed its sixth case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Mexico, the Ministry of Health reported Thursday.

          The 25-year-old man, who lives in Cordoba Province, was in contact with a person who had the disease during his trip to Mexico, the ministry said in a statement.

          "The person first presented symptoms such as a fever, a severe headache and general malaise on June 19, arrived in Argentina on June 20 and had a medical consultation by telephone on June 25," it explained.

          After a hospital evaluation, the necessary samples were sent to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, coming back positive.

          The person has been in isolation since the day he arrived in the country and is progressing favorably with home monitoring...

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          • #6
            Source: https://www.elciudadanoweb.com/virue...ve-en-el-pais/

            Monkeypox: confirm two new infections and add nine in the country
            Both patients have a history of travel to Europe. They remained under medical follow-up and in good general condition, complying with the isolation indicated by the health protocol.
            July 10, 2022 - 08:32

            The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported today two new cases of monkeypox, detected in the city of Buenos Aires, so there were already nine accumulated since the local start of the outbreak.

            The two patients detected are from Buenos Aires, 47 and 30 years old, and have a history of travel to Europe. The first of them returned to Argentina after having been in Spain and France and began to have symptoms on July 2.

            The 30-year-old man returned to the country after having traveled to Spain on June 30 and presented symptoms on July 1, 2022. This Thursday, the patient approached a public hospital for a consultation.

            The two patients remained under medical follow-up and in good general condition, complying with the isolation indicated by the health protocol.

            This Friday the case of a 34-year-old man who lives in Denmark, but who came to visit the province of Buenos Aires, had been detected.

            As reported by the Health portfolio in a statement, the man began to present symptoms compatible with the disease on
            last June 21, being in Denmark. On the 27th he arrived in Argentina and on the 29th he made a medical consultation in a public hospital in the province of Buenos Aires.

            The monkeypox diagnosis was confirmed by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INEI) of the National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes (ANLIS) “Dr. Carlos Malbran.

            From May 27 to date, nine cases of this disease have been confirmed in the country, eight of them with a history of trip.

            Globally, as of July 4, 6,027 confirmed cases had been reported in 59 countries, of which 81% were reported in Europe (4,920), 15% in the Americas (902), 2.8% in Africa (173), and less than 1% in the Eastern Mediterranean and Pacific regions Western (32).

            Another reported figure is that at the moment, three people died: one in Nigeria and two in the Central African Republic...

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            • #7
              Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/spa/viruela...-mono/47751000

              Argentina confirms three new cases of monkeypox
              This content was published on 13 July 2022 - 21:25 13 July 2022 - 21:25

              Buenos Aires, Jul 13 (EFE) .- Argentina confirmed this Wednesday three new cases of monkeypox in three people who had travel history to Europe, with these new positives there are seven cases in the South American country, according to official sources.

              The Argentine Ministry of Health indicated in a statement that they detected the first case from the positive result of the PCR test carried out by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INEI) of the “Dr. Carlos Malbrán”, while the second was confirmed by epidemiological link.

              These are two patients aged 29 and 34, residents of Córdoba (center) and another 43 in the city of Buenos Aires, so far they are in isolation, with contact tracing and there have been no secondary infections.

              “The men returned from Europe on July 1 and started having symptoms between the 3 and 5 of that month. One of them presented fever, headache, myalgia, asthenia, pustules and scabs on the skin, while the second presented very mild symptoms, "said the health portfolio.

              Both cases were marked as suspicious last Thursday and the Malbrán laboratory confirmed the positive pathogens yesterday.

              Regarding the case in Buenos Aires, the man was assisted by health personnel after presenting characteristic symptoms of the disease.

              "Since it was not possible to take a laboratory sample for the specific study so far, it is considered a confirmed case by clinical and epidemiological criteria," the health authorities explained in the document.

              Argentina reported its first case of monkeypox on May 27, which corresponded to a man residing in the province of Buenos Aires who had been in Spain.

              “To date, twelve people with this diagnosis have been registered: five in the city of Buenos Aires, three from the province of Buenos Aires, three from Córdoba and one from Mendoza (west). Eleven of the twelve cases had travel history”, they concluded. EFE

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              • #8
                Source: https://www.grupolaprovincia.com/soc...el-pais-976518

                Thirteen confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country
                07-17-2022

                The country registers 13 cases of monkeypox confirmed until July 14, of which 12 had travel history prior to the onset of symptoms, it was reported today.

                According to the National Epidemiological Bulletin (BEN) presented today by the Ministry of Health, a renewed version of the Integrated Surveillance Bulletin, the median age of monkeypox cases is 34 years, with a minimum of 26 and a maximum of 45.

                All cases correspond to the sixth male, added the BEN.

                According to the breakdown, the City of Buenos Aires registers five confirmed cases of monkeypox; the province of Buenos Aires, 4; Cordoba, 3; and Mendoza, 1.

                While there are two suspected cases, one in CABA and the other in Córdoba, added the BEN.

                The director of Epidemiology of the Ministry, Carlos Giovacchini, stressed that the BEN "is the result of the process of systematic collection, analysis and dissemination of information that is carried out throughout the entire Argentine territory by more than 21,000 people who participate in the National Health Surveillance System.” (Télam)

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                • #9
                  Source: https://www.infobae.com/salud/2022/0...s-16-de-ellos- imported/

                  Monkeypox in Argentina: there are already 18 confirmed cases, 16 of them imported
                  Those affected are in the City of Buenos Aires and the provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Mendoza. Why experts estimate that the outbreak could be controlled
                  July 25, 2022

                  ccording to the National Epidemiological Bulletin (BEN) released by the Ministry of Health today, there are 18 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country. Of the reported cases, 16 had a travel history prior to the onset of symptoms and 2 had close contact with people who might have had a travel history.

                  In addition, it was reported that those infected are all male and are between 24 and 49 years old. According to the report, the City of Buenos Aires registers 10 confirmed cases of monkeypox; the province of Buenos Aires, 4; Cordoba, 3; and Mendoza, 1. While there are two suspected cases, one in Buenos Aires and the other in Córdoba, added the BEN.

                  With more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox reported in 75 countries around the world since the beginning of May 2022, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared on Saturday that the monkeypox outbreak is “ a public health emergency of international concern”. On January 30, 2020, the WHO had made the same decision regarding the COVID-19 disease, when the coronavirus infection had already been detected in patients from China and 15 other countries...

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                  • #10
                    Source: https://www.a24.com/actualidad/confi...ntina-n1033513

                    They confirmed the first case of monkeypox in Santa Fe and there are already 19 in Argentina
                    It was confirmed by the Ministry of Health. He is a patient from Rosario, with a travel history and who registers a contact with a positive in another country.
                    July 28, 2022 - 2:40 p.m.


                    The health authorities of the province of Santa Fe confirmed this Thursday the first case of monkeypox. This is a patient from Rosario with a history of travel and who registers a contact with a positive case in another country. This would be the 19th case registered in Argentina, of which 17 were imported.

                    Before the onset of symptoms, on July 24, the person attended a private effector and, due to the suspicion of a possible case of monkeypox, the samples were sent to the Malbrán Institute.

                    Finally, this Thursday the positive diagnosis of the patient was confirmed, who remains clinically stable, isolated and without registered close contacts.

                    In the latest report published by the National Ministry of Health, 18 cases of monkeypox had been confirmed (10 in CABA, 4 in the Province, 3 in Córdoba and one in Mendoza), of which 16 had travel history prior to the onset of symptoms. The other two were close contacts with travelers...

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.infobae.com/salud/2022/07/28/tras la-strategy-national/

                      After confirmation of 24 cases of monkey smallpox in Argentina, what is the national strategy
                      It was reported by the Ministry of Health through a statement. It was after the World Health Organization declared the disease as an international emergency
                      July 28, 2022

                      The Ministry of Health, through a statement, confirmed 24 cases of monkey's smallpox. With an increase of 6 affected since Monday, at which time the new epidemiological bulletin, Carla Vizzotti, was disseminated, the head of the health portfolio, held an encounter with “experts at the headquarters of the health portfolio to analyze the national and international situation in relation to sympathy and agree on an action plan ”. What is the Argentine strategy

                      Last Saturday, the general director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced that the monkey's smallpox outbreak was classified as a public health emergency for international concern (ESPII or Pheic) ). While during a press conference held by the head of the international organization, on July 27, he informed that there are already more than 18 thousand cases, in 78 countries.

                      Given this panorama and with an increasing number of cases, the head of the Argentine Ministry of Health held an encounter with experts for the generation of “Strategies to strengthen epidemiological surveillance, work together with the jurisdictions for the decentralization of the diagnosis, train the teams Health and generate information actions for society, ”they said. They also evaluated "the national and international situation" in relation to the expansion of the disease.

                      "The idea of ​​this meeting is to analyze the current status of situation, think together different types of strategies and listen Actors to "enrich and strengthen our action plan," they said in the statement.

                      In that tone, she highlighted the need to implement all "lessons learned during the Covid-19 pandemic that helped strengthening laboratories." "You have to work with the Anlis-Malbrán and the different jurisdictions to carry out training and training in everything that refers to diagnosis and laboratory, with the aim of decentralizing these tasks gradually and timely," said Vizzotti.

                      In turn, the minister considered that it is very important that health teams have the update of the processes of sample of suspicious cases, clinical management and isolation of cases, and in the generation of solid technical documents. Therefore she said: "We have to work together with civil society and the community to disseminate information about this disease with a clear language, especially about prevention measures."
                      Last Saturday, the general director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced that monkey's smallpox is an emergency of public health of international concern

                      As noted, until July 27, 24 cases were reported in total, of which: 13 were notified in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, 6 in the province of Buenos Aires, 3 in Córdoba, 1 in Mendoza, and 1 in 1 Santa Fe. With regard to those affected, the health portfolio stressed that “100% of the cases of Argentina are male, with an average age of 36 years, having cases with a maximum of 47 and a minimum of 24 years ”.

                      “The experts present at the meeting evaluated the decision of the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare sympathy as an emergency of public health of international importance and differentiated it from the impact that the pandemic caused by COVID-19 had ″, Clarified from the health portfolio, while highlighting “the limited role that the vaccine against this disease currently presents”, which warned that “it is not indicated for the general population and that so far it is not an effective tool for control of the situation ”. Therefore, they pointed out that "they will continue to monitor information and scientific evidence that occurs related to the vaccine and possible treatments."

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://www.infobae.com/salud/cienci...na-cuales-son- the-most-frequent-symptoms/

                        There are already 32 cases of monkeypox in Argentina: what are the most frequent symptoms
                        This was confirmed by the Ministry of Health in a statement. 78 percent had a travel history, while the rest maintained contact with a traveler or confirmed case
                        August 3, 2022

                        The Ministry of Health, led by Carla Vizzotti, confirmed that there are already 32 cases of monkeypox in Argentina. As noted in a statement, all those affected are men, with 78 percent having a history of travel, while the rest had contact with a traveler or confirmed case. The City of Buenos Aires is the most affected district, followed by the province of Buenos Aires and Córdoba. What are the main symptoms.

                        The total of those affected by monkeypox increased by 39% since the last epidemiological report issued last Monday, when there were only 23. In this sense, they highlighted that all those affected by the pathology are male and that "78 percent percent had a travel history, while the rest maintained contact with a confirmed traveler or case.”

                        So far, those affected by the disease in Argentina are located in: 18 in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, 8 in Buenos Aires, 4 in Córdoba, 1 in Mendoza and 1 in Santa Fe...

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                        • #13
                          Source: https://www.infobae.com/salud/2022/0...erio-de-salud/

                          Monkeypox in Argentina: there are 49 infected according to the Ministry of Health
                          According to the new Epidemiological Bulletin released today by the health portfolio, 19 cases are without travel history and several refer sexual contact with travelers or strangers, or close contact with a confirmed case.
                          August 12, 2022
                          Of the total number of confirmed cases, 30 (61.2%) had a history of travel outside the country prior to the onset of symptoms. Of the 19 cases without a travel history, several reported sexual contact with travelers or strangers or close contact with a confirmed case


                          Monkeypox is already in the country and there is only one reason: it is also advancing in the world. On July 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox disease an international emergency and put all health systems on alert to try to stop the outbreak that escaped from Africa in May.

                          In Argentina, this pathology already has 49 affected according to the latest data reported by the Ministry of Health in the National Epidemiological Bulletin number 613. There are no deceased people so far.

                          From the work issued by the national health portfolio, several data can be inferred: until August 10, 49 cases were confirmed in Argentina. Of the total number of confirmed cases, 30 (61.2%) had a history of travel outside the country prior to the onset of symptoms. Of the 19 cases without a travel history, several reported sexual contact with travelers or strangers or close contact with a confirmed case.

                          The median age of the cases is 36 years with a minimum of 24 years and a maximum of 53 years. All cases corresponded to the male sex.

                          67.3% of the cases were confirmed between EWs 29 to 32. To date, no serious cases, hospitalizations, or deaths from this cause have been reported. Regarding the jurisdiction of residence of the confirmed cases, 65.3% reside in CABA and 18.3% in the province of Buenos Aires, 10.2% in Córdoba.

                          The cases per epidemiological week show a gradual and sustained increase from week 26 and an awareness of surveillance that is shown in the number of suspected cases investigated, particularly from week 31.

                          The majority of cases in the current outbreak have presented with mild symptoms of the disease, however, it can cause severe disease in certain risk groups (young children, pregnant people and immunocompromised people). The cases were mainly characterized by the presence of vesicular exanthems, in several cases few lesions in different locations including genitals, perianal, hands, torso and face.

                          “100% of the confirmed cases so far in Argentina have occurred in men, with a median of 36 years, with a minimum of 24 years and a maximum of 53 years,” they indicated in the health portfolio report.

                          So far, the most affected population is made up of men who have sex with other men (28 of the 49 cases registered so far refer to it and for the rest of the cases the data is not available). However, remember that monkeypox can affect anyone who comes into contact with a person with monkeypox, especially if they have direct physical contact, or with contaminated materials.

                          Regarding the international epidemiological situation, there are 29,800 confirmed cases reported to WHO in 120 affected countries. In total there are 11 deceased people reported to WHO as of July 22.

                          Globally, 4,800 cases have been reported in the last 7 days. 8 In the Region of the Americas, from 07/29 to 08/04, there was an increase of 41% in relation to the previous week.

                          Four countries in the Region are among the 10 countries with the highest number of cases (USA, Brazil, Canada and Peru). To date, the only official death reported to the WHO is the one reported by Brazil, while other cases are under epidemiological investigation...

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                          • #14

                            Source: https://sinmordaza.com/noticia/29683...argentina.html

                            Monkeypox: 72 confirmed cases in Argentina
                            The Ministry of Health reported that "all the cases are male, with an average age of 36 years"
                            August 18, 2022

                            The Ministry of Health reported that there are 72 cases of monkeypox in Argentina and that all are male patients with an average age of 36 years, of which 44.4% acquired the infection outside the country.

                            Of the 72 cases reported up to August 16, 48 were reported in the City of Buenos Aires, 16 in the Province of Buenos Aires, 5 in Córdoba, 2 in Santa Fe and 1 in Mendoza.

                            All of the cases "are male, with an average age of 36 years, with cases with a maximum of 53 and a minimum of 24 years," according to the statement released by the health portfolio. In addition, it was detailed that 44.4% of the cases acquired the infection outside the country.

                            Almost half of those infected (39 of 72) reported having had sexual contact with other men and in the rest the information is unknown. However, the Ministry stressed that the main route of transmission in the current outbreak is "from person to person, by close contact with skin or mucosal lesions of an infected person."

                            It was also indicated that contagion can occur through the exchange of respiratory secretions and indirect contact with contaminated materials, such as bedding. And regarding the role of direct sexual transmission, it was reported that "it is uncertain, but intimate contact with the skin and mucous membranes during sexual intercourse facilitates the spread"...

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                            • #15
                              Source: https://www.infobae.com/salud/2022/0...ultima-semana/

                              Monkeypox in Argentina: confirmed cases grew 59% in the last week
                              The figure rises to 127 people diagnosed with the disease in the country. It was reported by the Ministry of Health of the Nation at the meeting of the Federal Health Council
                              August 25, 2022

                              In the world, 45,955 cases of people diagnosed this year with monkeypox or monkeypox, which is caused by the Monkeypox virus, have already been reported. In this context of global circulation of the virus, 127 cases of smallpox have already been confirmed in Argentina, according to the Ministry of Health of the Nation. Total confirmed cases increased 59% from the previous week, when there were only 80 reported cases.

                              The situation of monkeypox in the country was one of the topics of the meeting held yesterday by the Federal Health Council (COFESA), in which the Minister of Health of the Nation, Carla Vizzotti, participated in person in Buenos Aires. and the health authorities of the 24 jurisdictions.

                              During the COFESA meeting, the National Director of Epidemiology and Strategic Information, Analía Rearte, reported that 127 confirmed cases of Monkeypox smallpox had already been reported...

                              ...It is considered that one of the first reported cases was last May 6 when a case of monkeypox was confirmed in the United Kingdom. Then other European countries began to diagnose more cases. On May 27, the infection was confirmed in a 40-year-old man in Argentina, who had been on a trip to Spain. Since then, the registration of cases with the infection has been slowly increasing, but during the month of August it tripled. There were only 23 confirmed cases at the end of July in the country and already this week 127 were reported, according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health of the Nation...

                              ...To speed up smallpox testing, a decentralization of diagnosis began in the country. The first studies were done at the ANLIS/ Malbrán Institute in the city of Buenos Aires. Its head, Pascual Fidelio, told during the meeting with COFESA that "several provinces already have the reagents." He added that a training was carried out and “we are collaborating in the transfer”.

                              As Infobae reported last week, confirmed smallpox cases increased the most in August. “The increase in cases shows the transmissibility of the disease and the existence of cases acquired indigenously, that is, without previous trips,” the infectious disease doctor Gustavo Lopardo, vice president of the Pan-American Association of Infectology and teaching coordinator of Infectious Diseases, responded to Infobae. FUNCEI in Buenos Aires. He pointed out that the actual cases of people with monkeypox in the country could be more than the confirmed ones.

                              “We must always keep in mind that the published numbers are from confirmed cases. There are patients who do not consult or who do so very late. Both the number of patients in the world and in our country is greater - commented Lopardo-. As the vaccine is not available, we must reinforce the prevention measures that are related to close contacts, mainly due to sexual relations.

                              Meanwhile, Dr. Tomás Orduna, former president of the Latin American Society of Traveler's Medicine and specialist in infectious diseases at Hospital Muñiz, pointed out in dialogue with Infobae: "What is happening in Argentina is similar to what has happened in other countries from Europe and others from South America such as Brazil and Peru. It started in travelers and then in people who were in close contact with them. It is on the way to being an endemic situation in each country that is installed. To control the spread, it is necessary to remember that at this time most patients were at group sex parties or had multiple sexual relationships in a short time. Therefore, when trying to carry out this type of practice, it is important that each person is healthy and that they do a self-assessment beforehand. This requires that more people know what the symptoms of monkeypox are.”

                              Today the recommendation of the Health portfolio is that everyone with symptoms should consult a doctor. If the diagnosis of smallpox is confirmed, you must remain isolated in a room or in a separate area in her home, unless she requires medical attention. When a smallpox case is detected, health personnel have to complete a form with questions about the patient's epidemiological background. You can refuse to answer, but in that case the patient must know that he has to notify the people who were her close contacts so that they are attentive to the possible appearance of symptoms, according to the Health portfolio.

                              Recommendations already exist for people living with monkeypox patients. They should avoid contact with the infected person, especially skin-to-skin contact, including sexual contact. “The use of a mask and distancing is recommended whenever isolation is not possible,” advised the Health portfolio. In case of having been in close contact with a person with smallpox, follow-up should be done for 21 days from the last contact with the confirmed case and pay attention to the potential manifestation of symptoms. Although close contacts do not have to isolate themselves at home, they should avoid being with immunocompromised people, pregnant women, girls and boys to avoid transmission of the virus due to the possibility of having acquired the infection.

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