No announcement yet.

Uruguay: 2022 Monkeypox

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Uruguay: 2022 Monkeypox

    Saturday, July30th2022- 08:06 UTC


    Uruguayan health authorities Friday announced the first case of monkeypox had been confirmed in the country. According to the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), the infection was proved through PCR testing.

    “The confirmation was carried out by PCR technique and is the only one in the country,” the MSP said in a statement. “The patient, who is stable and in isolation, has a history of travel in recent days,” it went on.

    “In line with PAHO/WHO recommendations, the Health Surveillance Department team has begun to identify and follow up on all contacts. For the moment, no new suspected cases have been identified about this case,” the statement further explained.

  • #2


    Uruguay totals three cases of monkeypox| 2022-08-23 08:56:15|

    MONTEVIDEO, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Uruguay confirmed today a new case of monkeypox and accumulates three cases of the disease, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Public Health (MSP).

    The MSP analyzes three suspected cases of the virus and ruled out 38 cases as of August 22, whereas a week ago, as of August 15, it registered six suspects and 29 discarded.

    Health Minister Daniel Salinas announced days ago that the country will vaccinate against monkeypox, although not in a "widespread" way, with a campaign directed "specifically" at those who have been exposed to the virus.


    • #3
      bump this


      • #4

        Monkeypox cases in Uruguay are "young men with multiple sexual partners"
        Author: 970 Universal | 29 August, 2022
        The MSP confirmed a fourth contagion of the disease.

        The Ministry of Public Health (MSP) confirmed a fourth case of monkeypox in the country, while there are four suspected cases. The director of the Chair of Infectious Diseases of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of the Republic (UdelaR), Julio Medina, reported that "the epidemiological profile of the four confirmed cases are young men with multiple sexual partners."

        In his Twitter account, he explained that so far, the four cases correspond to men between 30 and 40 years old, where three of them have HIV, with good immunity and undetectable HIV viral load.

        Regarding the epidemiological background: one of them had contact with a confirmed case of the disease, another was detected after a trip, the third had no history and the fourth had multiple sexual partners as a risk behavior, according to what the doctor described.

        Among the symptoms are: fever, lesions, headache, myalgias, adenopathies, lesions, general malaise, antromyalgias and feverish sensation. Medina reported that there are two patients who are still being followed up, one has already been discharged and the other is an outpatient.


        • #5
          bump this


          • #6

            Uruguay confirms fifth case of monkeypox
            This content was published on September 06, 2022 - 16:47 September 06, 2022 - 16:47

            Montevideo, Sep 6 (EFE).- The Uruguayan Ministry of Public Health reported Tuesday that a fifth case of monkeypox was confirmed in the country, where three of those infected have already been discharged.

            As announced in dialogue with the press by the Deputy Minister of Public Health, José Luis Satdjian, the new case, which was detected "in the last 48 hours", is not linked to the previous four and has "a link with foreign countries".

            With this contagion, Uruguay now has two active cases of monkeypox, meanwhile, Satdjian pointed out, three patients had a "favorable outcome" and have already been discharged.

            "The people are monitored, controlled. We have followed the possible contacts," the senior official also highlighted about the assets, which, he noted, are "in good health" and "at home."...


            • #7

              Uruguay confirms sixth case of monkeypox
              Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 10:00 UTC

              Health authorities have confirmed the sixth case of monkeypox in Uruguay after the initial detection dates back to the end of July, as reported on Wednesday. Although another possible contagion is being studied, 57 suspected cases have already been ruled out.

              The Ministry of Public Health (MSP) of Uruguay insisted that all suspected cases must be immediately notified to the surveillance department for proper monitoring and control. Symptoms include skin rash, headache, fever, and back pain...


              • #8

                Ministry of Public Health confirmed a ninth case of monkeypox in Uruguay
                The departments where infections have been registered are Montevideo (7), Canelones (1) and Salto (1).
                October 04, 2022, 3:14 p.m.

                The Ministry of Public Health (MSP) confirmed the ninth case of monkeypox in Uruguay. There are currently three suspected cases and 76 have been ruled out.

                The departments where infections have been registered are Montevideo (7), Canelones (1) and Salto (1).

                The first case of monkeypox was confirmed on July 29 this year. In the face of suspicion, the MSP recommends isolating yourself and informing the Surveillance Department through 1934 4010,