The great ABC has exceeded the number of 50 monkeys – 02/08/2022

Grande ABC yesterday reached the peak of 52 instances of monkeypox (monkey pox). São Bernardo and Santo André are nonetheless in second and third place in the state, with 19 and 17 contaminated, respectively.

All these cities cross via the Capital, which has 837 instances. Since the final replace revealed by the Gazette, three days in the past, ten extra sufferers had been identified with the illness, a rise of 24%.

Ribeirão Pires, who had not introduced the instances of the illness, confirmed the first report yesterday. Of the 17 instances reported by Paço andreense, three sufferers have already been cured. Rio Grande da Serra is the solely metropolis with out reviews.

Municipal buildings additionally defined that they’re persevering with to undertake measures to coach public well being employees, together with public recommendation as a approach to stop the virus.

Cities in the area signify 27% of instances of the illness – not counting the Capital. For each 4 contaminated sufferers, one lives in Grande ABC. Currently, 52 municipalities have registered monkeypox in the state.

When requested by Diário’s report, the Ministry of Health mentioned that vaccines usually are not licensed by the WHO (World Health Organization) in international locations the place the illness will not be discovered, which is the case in Brazil. In addition, the folder additionally emphasizes that it has been negotiating with the group to elucidate methods to get the dose and outline the strategies of use with the PNI (National Immunization Program).

According to the Ministry’s forecast, the first monkey vaccine ought to arrive on Brazilian soil in September, with about 20,000 doses, and one other 30,000 vaccines for October. Instead, solely well being professionals who deal with affected person samples and individuals who have had shut contact with contaminated individuals ought to obtain the program. The vaccine can be given in two doses, with an interval of 30 days between them.

The Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, introduced yesterday, on his social media, that Brazil will obtain, via PAHO (Pan American Health Organization), the antiviral drugs Tecovirimat to battle monkeys. Queiroga, nonetheless, didn’t say when the drug could be out there to the public. “The most severe instances can be thought of first,” he mentioned.

In addition, Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) shaped the Monkeypox Emergency Technical Committee final week to develop a coordinated and pressing response to the virus.

Brazil recorded its first loss of life from the illness final Thursday, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. The sufferer was a male affected person, 41 years previous.


According to the Ministry of Health, the virus might be unfold via respiratory secretions, pores and skin rashes from contaminated individuals or not too long ago contaminated gadgets.

The virus will also be transmitted to people via physique fluids. Despite the title, non-human primates usually are not reservoirs of the virus and the unfold of the illness will not be associated to animals.

Symptoms can final from two to 4 weeks and embrace fever, swollen glands, the look of pimples or boils, headache, muscle aches, again ache, chills and fatigue.

“It is necessary, as a method of safety, to keep away from intercourse or intercourse with individuals who have pores and skin lesions, to keep away from kissing, hugging and having intercourse with somebody who has this illness. It is essential to have respect for respiration and hand hygiene with cleaning soap and water and alcoholic gel, in addition to the use of a masks for all those that have an issue at house”, warns the head of the CVE (Center for Epidemiological Surveillance). ) of the State, Tatiana Lang D’Agostini.


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