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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

First monkey pox death confirmed in Chile

The Ministry of Health (MINCAL) reported the first death from the effects of monkey pox in Chile. this is a male person, of legal age, who was diagnosed with the disease on 29 September. the patient had basic deformity And this weakened immune system (immunosuppression).

The World Health Organization (WHO) had announced in June this year global health alert small pox by monkey and by 15 November, more than 79 thousand infected and 50 deaths due to infection,

According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), 30 of the total deaths are related to the region: 12 deceased are registered in Brazil, 11 in the United States, four in mexico, two in ecuador why one in cuba,

What is monkeypox and what are its symptoms?

it is a symptomatic disease milder than chicken pox, The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details that an infected person presents with the following symptoms:

  • fever.
  • Headache.
  • Muscle pain.
  • shaking chills.
  • Swollen lymph nodes (a symptom that does not occur in chickenpox).
  • Exhaustion.
  • Up to three days after the fever develops, a person may develop a rash on the face and body that later turns into crust-like skin lesions.

From the time a person is infected until they develop symptoms (incubation period), they can spend between seven and 14 days, according to the CDC. Just like that, The illness can last between two and four weeks,

First Monkey Pox Death Confirmed In Chile

How is it transmitted?

Monkeypox virus can spread through contact with bodily fluids, skin lesions or objects such as contaminated clothing and bedding. can be transmitted to humans through skin lesions or direct contact with inhaled droplets From an infected person or with objects recently contaminated with the patient’s fluids (such as towels or sheets).

First Monkey Pox Death Confirmed In Chile

Currently, there are no specific treatments for monkeypox infection, although it is a generally benign disease and symptoms usually resolve on their own. However, it is important to take care of it by allowing it to dry out or covering it with moist dressings for protection if necessary. Too, Avoid touching sores in the mouth or eyes.

What if I think I am infected?

First Monkey Pox Death Confirmed In Chile

First Monkey Pox Death Confirmed In Chile

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