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    Monkeypox in Peru: what is known about the suspected case?

    Health authorities reported the first suspected contagion of monkeypox in our territory. The Minsa has already activated protocols to detect any infected.

    The Republic
    larepublica_pe
    ediciondigital@glr.pe
    31 May 2022
    Updated on May 31, 2022 | 7:01 a.m.

    This Monday, May 30, the authorities warned about the first suspected case of monkeypox in Peru . The information came from the north of the country, by the authorities of the Piura Regional Health Directorate .

    The person who would be infected with this strain is an adult over 70 years of age, who would have traveled to the city of Machala, Ecuador. Here, he would have contracted the virus. Also, the patient has diabetes comorbidity. The details were provided by Raúl Gonzáles Navarro, director of the Santa Rosa de Piura hospital.

    What is the current status of the suspected monkeypox case?

    At the moment, the older adult suspected of having been infected with monkeypox is hospitalized in an isolation area, while awaiting the results of the tests to which he was subjected.

    “It is a suspected case, it is not yet confirmed. The patient has already been reviewed by infectologists and a medical meeting has even been held. He is a 70-year-old diabetic patient without treatment. He has been living in Machala, Ecuador, and, for two months, he has started with skin lesions, spots on his skin, with severe anemia. He is in an isolation area”, declared for the newspaper Correo.

    The tests were sent to the National Institute of Health (INS) to take charge of the analysis and provide the results. However, these had to be sent to the United States, because Peru does not have the tools to do this job.

    “The INS (National Institute of Health) is not equipped with this technology, with these studies. It seems that the country is not prepared, it should have been prepared already and have the tests with this technology in the national laboratories, which do not have it. The samples have been sent to the United States for law studies”,said director Raúl Gonzáles Navarro, director of the Santa Rosa de Piura hospital.

    Latin American countries with positive cases of monkeypox

    If the case is confirmed, Peru would become the third country in Latin America to register cases of monkeypox . The first were Argentina and Mexico. The first registered two positive cases last Friday, May 27, in the province of Buenos Aires.

    Meanwhile, the first patient with this virus was also confirmed in Mexican territory. This is a 50-year-old person who is being treated in CDMX.

    Authorities of the Diresa de Piura speak about the patient suspected of monkeypox

    This Monday, May 30, the regional director of Health, Fernando Agüero Mija, spoke to the media in the city of Piura and pointed out that the isolated patient would not be infected with monkeypox .

    First of all, he assured that There is no positive patient with this virus. Second, adults over 70 years of age, suspected of having this disease, have skin lesions but these are not "typical" of this zoonotic viral disease.

    https://larepublica.pe/datos-lr/resp...-en-peru-atmp/
    "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

  • #2
    Source: https://www.infobae.com/america/peru...ey-en-el-peru/

    Minsa confirms the first case of monkeypox in Peru
    The Minister of Health, Jorge López Peña, indicated that he infected is a foreigner who resides in Lima and is isolated in his home because his health is stable.
    June 26, 2022

    The Minister of Health, Jorge López Peña, confirmed the first case of monkeypox in Peru. The patient is a foreigner who resides in Peruvian lands and who would have had with his compatriots that resulted in the infection.

    “I must present to you the first confirmed case of monkeypox. This case has been presented here in the capital, this is a patient who yesterday has had all the lab exams and where we have that it has come out positive for monkeypox”, said the head of the Minsa in an interview with TV Peru.

    The National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Disease Control - CDC Peru and the National Institute of Health (INS) are working to counteract the disease abroad.

    “We are aware that he is a foreigner who lives in our country and had contacts with people who come from abroad, that is where he has been infected. We have had an immediate response. He is in isolation with all his relatives because they have all been in contact. He was with this symptomatology approximately 10 days ago, ”said the minister.

    The Minister of Health commented that the infected had been admitted to the Santa Rosa Hospital, but that he is currently at his home because his health is "stable".

    “He does not need to be in a health facility. The only thing left for us was to isolate the family in his apartment and they are receiving all the attention in continuous evaluation, ”he said.

    López Peña assured that he is monitoring the people with whom he was infected by the monkey virus and warned the population to rule out.

    “I urge the population that has experienced discomfort such as back pain, fatigue or rashes for this period of time, please go immediately to our health centers where we will attend to them immediately to rule them out,” he added.

    MINSA PREPARED

    The head of the Minsa explained that to prevent the contagion of the virus of the monkey is with the direct contact of the skin, mucous membranes, lesions or bodily fluids.

    “Touching contaminated materials such as dirty bedding or bandages, too. Health professions and household members who are at higher risk of becoming infected through health. The form of sexual transmission is also included”, he expressed.

    López Peña explained that all the health systems that are prepared to wait for the patients who have infected monkeypox are active.

    “We have five hospitals in Lima that are active to care for seriously ill patients; There is a national level that has passed the alert. We also have continuous surveillance at the borders, which is why we found this patient in the capital,” he said.

    The Minister of Health declared that, thanks to the laboratories, it does not take more than 24 hours to find out if the patient has contracted the disease.

    “At the beginning we had to send the results to the United States, but now we have all the reagents in our country and in less than 24 hours the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) will come out if the patient is conclusive, confirmed or negative in the possible cases that may arise”, he concluded.

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    • #3
      Source: https://elcomercio.pe/lima/sucesos/v...-rmmn-noticia/

      Monkeypox in Peru: Minsa denounces that monitored people do not detail with whom they had contact
      Deputy Minister Joel Candia pointed out that during the investigation of these cases and the follow-up of all the contacts of these people, they are not collaborating with providing complete information.

      EC Drafting
      06/29/2022 1:17 PM

      After the three confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country, the Deputy Minister of Public Health, Joel Candia, denounced that some people who are being monitored by the Ministry of Health (Minsa), through the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Disease Control (CDC), they are not collaborating with providing all the information about the places and citizens with whom they had contact in the last 10 days.

      “I call on the population, who are not giving all the data to those responsible for the Ministry of Health. That makes epidemiological research difficult for us. They are not giving that in seven or ten days where they have been, with whom they have been and mostly they are appearing in those people who have some immunosuppressed diseases, ”he pointed out for Canal N.

      Candia recalled that to date epidemiological fences have been implemented and that these cover confirmed cases of monkeypox and contacts of these citizens diagnosed with the disease.

      “We ask everyone to please, when they go to their house to do an investigation, give all the data, that will make it easier for us to know what contacts they were with,” he remarked.

      “Probably there is a greater risk because these people are not giving timely information to the Ministry of Health. I call on those people who tell the truth. These people have diseases and have a risk factor for complications”, insisted Candia Briceño.

      When asked if these people could be denounced for not providing complete information, he replied: "We are probably analyzing with the professionals of the legal part that those people who do not give any type of information, because they will be reported to the Prosecutor's Office and it will be possible to intervene with the prosecutor because we are attacking the population that at any moment could present an imminent risk in Peru"....

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      • #4
        Peru: 15 monkeypox cases identified in 5 districts across Metropolitan Lima

        14:20 | Lima, Jul. 4.

        Peru's Health Minister Jorge Lopez on Monday reported that 15 monkeypox cases have been confirmed so far, noting that the virus has been detected in individuals residing in 5 districts across Metropolitan Lima.

        He said that those infected, whose ages range between 20 and 36 years, live in the districts of Lima Cercado —the downtown area of the city— as well as Santiago de Surco, Jesus Maria, Pueblo Libre, and San Martin de Porres.

        ... Mr. Lopez mentioned that only one of the infected individuals has been hospitalized due to complications caused by the patient's comorbidity; while the rest of those infected are recovering at home, where they have been isolated.

        https://andina.pe/ingles/noticia-per...ma-899991.aspx

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        • #5
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          Ministry of Health
          Official Press Release No. 1011
          Press release





          Photos: Minsa


          July 4, 2022 - 9:37 a.m.

          In relation to the registered cases of monkeypox in the country, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) informs the public of the following:

          1. Through an epidemiological investigation carried out by the National Center for Epidemiology, Disease Prevention and Control (CDC-Peru), the Minsa confirms 12 new positive cases of monkeypox, bringing the total number of infected people to 15 In our country.

          2. The confirmed cases are located in five districts of Metropolitan Lima: Surco, Jesús María, Pueblo Libre, Cercado de Lima and San Martín de Porres.

          3. The Minsa has alerted all health establishments in the country, through Epidemiological Alert No. 16-2022 of the CDC PERU, in order to strengthen the epidemiological surveillance and investigation system and adopt prevention and control measures. Likewise, the Health sector has already been executing the National Response Plan for the introduction of monkeypox.

          4. Regarding the diagnosis of monkeypox, the samples are processed in less than 24 hours through the National Institute of Health (INS). In addition, the Health sector has the Technical Health Standard for the prevention and management of patients affected by monkeypox.

          5. 21 highly complex beds have been allocated for the treatment of serious cases in the Dos de Mayo, Cayetano Heredia, Villa El Salvador Emergency, Ate and Daniel Alcides Carrión del Callao hospitals.

          6. The population is urged to go to the nearest health center in case of: skin rashes, fever, back pain or fatigue. For more information you can call 113 option 6.

          7. The monkeypox virus is transmitted from one person to another by close contact with lesions, it can also occur by skin contact during sexual intercourse. Similarly, it can be transmitted by respiratory droplets and contaminated materials such as bedding.

          8. Finally, the Minsa recommends continuing to comply with prevention measures such as constant hand washing, maintaining social distancing and the correct use of the mask (a surgical one plus a fabric one, or a KN95).

          https://www.gob.pe/institucion/minsa...-prensa-n-1011
          "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://andina.pe/Ingles/noticia-mon...ru-900670.aspx

            Confirmed monkeypox cases total 18 in Peru
            The number of patients infected with the monkeypox virus in Peru has increased to18 (16 men, 1 woman, and 1 minor), all of them registered in Lima Metropolitan Area, Deputy Public Health Minister Joel Candia reported on Friday.
            11:53 | Lima, Jul. 8.

            "Every two days, the team made up of the corresponding Minsa directorates meets to establish multiple strategies in order to deal with the positive cases of monkeypox in our country," he explained.

            The official indicated that supervision visits are being made to health facilities in Southern Lima, where it was verified that they are prepared for timely and effective response to detect this disease...

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            • #7


              Source: https://eltiempo.pe/viruela-del-mono...s-confirmados/

              Monkeypox in Peru: Minsa announces that confirmed cases have increased to 21
              3:03 pm | July 09, 2022

              The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that so far there are 21 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Peru. The entity specified that the patients correspond to eight districts of Metropolitan Lima and all receive medical assistance.

              The cases were detected in the districts of Surco, Jesús María, Pueblo Libre, Cercado de Lima; as well as San Martin de Porres, Los Olivos, Santa Anita and San Miguel. A few hours ago the Deputy Minister of Public Health, Joel Candia Briceño, announced that the figure was 18 and now it has increased...













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              • #8
                Source: https://www.infobae.com/america/peru...-mono-en-peru/

                Cases of monkeypox rise to 36 in Peru
                Infections from this disease continue to increase in Lima and Callao. The Ministry of Health asked the population not to let their guard down and to use the mask correctly to prevent spread.
                July 13, 2022

                The cases of monkeypox in Peru increased to 36 and according to the Ministry of Health, these infections occur in Metropolitan Lima, Lima Province and Callao.

                According to official data from the Minsa, it is known that these cases are recorded in the districts of: Surco, Jesús María, Pueblo Libre, Cercado de Lima, San Martín de Porres, Los Olivos, Santa Anita, San Miguel, Rímac, Surquillo, San Borja, San Isidro, My Peru and Barranca.

                It was learned that all patients have already received medical assistance and are being monitored. Likewise, the identification of their contacts is being carried out, that is, the people who have been close to the patients to rule out more infections and start with the epidemiological fence.

                Knowing that the disease is advancing rapidly, the authorities of the Ministry of Health have asked the population not to lower their guard and continue with security protocols such as the correct use of masks in order to prevent further spread of the disease. In addition, he recalled that it is necessary to have clean hands and that at the first symptom the patient is transferred to a health center...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://www.infobae.com/america/peru...-mono-en-peru/


                  Cases of monkeypox rise to 46 in Peru
                  Infections from this disease continue to increase in Lima and Callao. They are located in 16 districts of Metropolitan Lima and 3 of Lima provinces, Callao and Ica.
                  July 14, 2022

                  The number of cases of monkeypox confirmed in Peru rose to 46, with patients found in 16 districts of Metropolitan Lima, three in Lima provinces, Callao and Ica, reported the Ministry of Health (Minsa).

                  Through its Twitter account, the Minsa specifies that people with this viral infection are located in the districts of Ate, La Victoria, San Juan de Miraflores, Chorrillos, Surco, Jesús María, Pueblo Libre, Cercado de Lima, San Martón de Porres. , Los Olivos, Santa Anita, San Miguel, Rímac, Surquillo, San Borja, San Isidro, Mi Perú, Barranca and Pisco.

                  All patients have already received medical assistance and are being monitored. Likewise, the identification of their contacts (that is, of the people who were close and who would also be suspects) is being carried out...

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                  • #10
                    Source: https://exitosanoticias.pe/v1/viruel...no-en-el-pais/

                    Monkeypox: The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country rises to 55
                    The cases reported by the Ministry of Health correspond to 25 districts of Metropolitan Lima, Lima Provinces, Callao and Ica.

                    The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Thursday 55 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Peru. These correspond to 25 districts of Metropolitan Lima, as well as in Lima Provinces, Callao and Ica.

                    Through his social networks, he announced that the cases have been detected in San Juan de Lurigancho, Comas, El Agustino, Lince, Carabayllo, Puente Piedra, La Molina, Villa María del Triunfo, Ate, La Victoria, San Juan de Miraflores. , Chorrillos, Surco, Jesús María, Pueblo Libre, Cercado de Lima, San Martín de Porres, Los Olivos, Santa Anita, San Miguel, Rímac, Surquillo, San Borja, Miraflores, San Isidro, Mi Perú, Paramonga and Paracas.

                    He also assured that patients are receiving medical care and are being monitored, in addition to identifying contacts. They also recommend avoiding physical contact, washing your hands, wearing masks and isolating yourself in case of presenting symptoms of this disease such as skin rashes, fever, headache or general malaise...

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.infobae.com/america/peru...os-en-el-peru/

                      Monkeypox: there are 64 positive cases in Peru
                      The Ministry of Health reported eight new cases, while 4 have been discharged. In addition, they are performing in an epidemiological fence.
                      July 15, 2022

                      The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that 8 new positive cases of monkeypox were confirmed, which amounts to 64, in the last 24 hours. It is reported that within these indicators there are seven regions of Peru.

                      Only in Metropolitan Lima there were 57 cases, while in Lima Provinces, Callao, Ica, La Libertad, Loreto and Piura, where only one case was reported in each place.

                      Likewise, 4 medical discharges were reported, as well as to date monkeypox has not claimed its first fatality in Peru.

                      The Health portfolio announced the districts that present positive cases: Ate Vitarte, La Victoria, San Juan de Miraflores, Chorrillos, Surco, Jesús María, Pueblo Libre, Cercado de Lima, San Martín de Porres, Los Olivos, Santa Anita, San Miguel, Rímac, Surquillo, San Borja, San Isidro, Mi Perú, Barranca and Pisco.

                      The health authorities urged care with prevention to reduce the risk of contagion: avoid contact and crowds in closed places, wash hands, wear a mask and isolate yourself from people with symptoms...

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://gestion.pe/peru/viruela-del-...-rmmn-noticia/

                        Number of confirmed cases of Monkeypox rises to 78 in seven regions
                        Four patients have already been discharged. Meanwhile, the Minsa has been identifying contacts among those infected.
                        Lima, 07/17/2022 08:28 a.m.

                        The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that the number of confirmed cases of monkeypox disease in Peru rose to 78. It was specified that those infected correspond to Metropolitan Lima (70), Lima Provinces (2), Callao (1), Ica (1), La Libertad (1), Tacna (1), Loreto (1) and Piura (1).

                        Through Twitter, the Minsa indicated that all patients receive assistance and four of these received medical discharge. In addition, contact identification is being carried out.

                        The districts of the capital with cases of monkeypox are: Chorrillos, San Juan de Miraflores, Comas, Carabayllo, Puente Piedra, La Molina, Villa María del Triunfo, El Agustino, Lince, Ate, La Victoria, Surco, Jesús María, Pueblo Libre, Cercado, San Martín de Porres, Los Olivos, Santa Anita, San Miguel, Rímac, Surquillo, San Borja, Miraflores, San Isidro and Mi Perú (Callao)...

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                        • #13
                          Source: https://proceso.hn/suben-hasta-92-lo...-mono-en-peru/

                          July 17, 2022 - 8:34 p.m.
                          Cases of monkeypox rise to 92 in Peru
                          By: EFE

                          Lima – The Peruvian Ministry of Health confirmed this Sunday in a statement that cases of monkeypox in the country have risen to 92 and that they are spread over eight regions, although most are concentrated in Lima.

                          "All patients are receiving medical care, five medical discharges were registered and the identification of contacts is being carried out," the institution reported on its Twitter profile.

                          The Ministry of Health specified that of the 92 cases, 81 are located in Metropolitan Lima, but infections have also been registered in Callao, La Libertad, Tacna, Loreto, Piura, Cuzco or Ica.

                          The institution reminds that to avoid the virus, human contact must be avoided, it recommends hand washing, the use of a mask and if symptoms occur, isolation.

                          In a previous communication, the ministry reported that to deal with this disease, daily training is being carried out for health personnel throughout the country with the help of the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Disease Control.

                          The first case of monkeypox in Peru was confirmed by the Ministry of Health on June 26 in a foreign man who lives in the district of Pueblo Libre, in Lima, and had contact with other people from abroad. js

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://www.atb.com.bo/internacional...o-de-suram%C3% A9rica

                            Tuesday, July 19, 2022
                            Peru adds the majority of monkeypox cases in South America

                            World, Jul 19, 2022 (ATB Digital).- The Andean country reports 95 confirmed cases of monkeypox, at a rate of 1.46 per million inhabitants.

                            With 95 confirmed cases, Peru becomes the South American country with the most cases of monkeypox per million inhabitants.

                            According to specialist Elmer Huerta, Peru shows 1.46 cases per million citizens, in a higher proportion even than Brazil, the country with more infected patients.

                            According to figures published by the Peruvian Ministry of Health, the disease is present in eight of the 25 departmental regions, with a high prevalence for the 84 confirmed in the capital district of Metropolitan Lima.


                            The basic report clarifies that only five medical discharges have been granted, that all patients have received specialized care, are being monitored and possible contacts are being investigated.

                            In the world, Spain has the largest number of identified cases with 3,123, followed by the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom, just to name the most affected.

                            Unofficially, some experts say that the World Health Organization (WHO) will soon declare monkeypox a global health pandemic.

                            Telesur

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                            • #15
                              Ministerio de Salud
                              @Minsa_Peru
                              🔴 El Ministerio de Salud informa que aumentó a 95 los casos confirmados de #ViruelaDelMono, que corresponden a 8 regiones del Perú, todos los pacientes vienen recibiendo asistencia médica, se registraron 5 altas médicas y se está realizando la identificación de contactos.
                              Translated from Spanish by Google
                              🔴 The Ministry of Health reports that the confirmed cases of #ViruelaDelMono increased to 95, corresponding to 8 regions of Peru, all patients are receiving medical care, 5 medical discharges were registered and contact identification is being carried out.



                              5:07 PM · Jul 18, 2022·Twitter for Android

                              https://twitter.com/Minsa_Peru/statu...68944476344320
                              "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."
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