Citizens are urged to take prevention measures for monkeypox

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Juarez City.- The Ministry of Health urges citizens to carry out preventive measures to prevent monkeypox from being transmitted between people.

In a statement issued by the state government, the deputy director of Epidemiology, Gumaro Barrios Gallegos, indicated that it is an infectious disease originating in Central African countries, and Mexico maintains epidemiological surveillance of cases.

He mentioned that people who have traveled to other regions where cases have occurred should be attentive to the presence of any symptoms, since transmission occurs through direct contact with someone who is sick, usually with lesions generated on the skin or contact with personal items.

The epidemiologist commented that the incubation period of the virus ranges from 5 to 21 days, in which some clinical picture can manifest.

As part of the symptoms, in the first days, fever over 38º C, headache, swollen lymph nodes, back and muscle pain, as well as discomfort or fatigue appear.

Also in the first three days, after the onset of fever, skin lesions appear on the face and the rest of the body, ranging from the macula, papule, vesicle and blister to form scabs.

At the state level, 20 confirmed cases are registered, of which 10 cases correspond to the municipality of Chihuahua, 9 in the municipality of Juárez and one case in the municipality of Camargo.

It is worth mentioning that 15 people have recovered from this condition, and of the total cases studied there is a record of 16 negatives.

The deputy director urged to continue with preventive measures to avoid transmission, which include not having close contact with sick people, since the virus is transmitted through skin lesions, body fluids or inhaling respiratory droplets, which They are expelled by talking, coughing or sneezing.

He added that it is important that whoever has symptoms must remain in isolation, in addition to using a face mask, washing hands frequently or using antibacterial gel, applying respiratory etiquette measures when coughing or sneezing, cleaning personal areas and objects, as well as keep a healthy distance.

Emphasis was made that for those who travel to other regions where cases are reported, the presence of any mentioned symptom should be monitored, during the period of 5 to 21 days after their return.


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