August 13, 2022, 4:54 PM
August 13, 2022, 4:54 PM
Monkeypox, also known as monkeypox and monkeypox, There is a disease that has caused health warnings in the world since May 2022, and on 23 July World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a multinational outbreak of this infection. The first case in Bolivia was reported on 1 August And, so far, 11 cases have been confirmed through the laboratory.
Why is it important to go to a health center if I suspect I have the disease? And why shouldn’t I be afraid of exams? We explain to you:
1. – Monkeypox is a viral disease characterized by rash or skin lesions that are usually concentrated on the face, palms from the soles of the hands and feet. But those symptoms can also appear if the person contracts smallpox, measles, ringworm, scabies, syphilis And even some drug allergies. Therefore, it is important to visit a doctor for proper diagnosis. So, a suspected case of monkeypox could be another disease, or indeed it could be monkeypox, but a test is necessary to detect it.
2.- That test is available in Bolivia. Samples are analyzed in both Cenetrope and Inlasa (for the east and west of the country, respectively) and the results are delivered within hours. Jorge Queiroz, the person in charge of the Urban Health Network at Headquarters, explained that there are three methods of sampling: if the person has vesicles or blisters on the skin, A sterile needle or scalpel blade will be used to rupture it and, using a swab, the fluid will be removed and moved into a special tube called viral transport.
If, instead, the patient was in a stage in which vesicles have crusted over, with a scalpel blade from which the scab will be removed, assisted by a swab, take a sample of the skin beneath it and also carry it to the means of transport. Finally, a pharyngeal swab may be done, the doctor explained. In any of the three cases, sampling does not harm.
3.- According to the World Health Organization and infectious disease doctors, monkeypox can be transmitted through close or direct contact with someone who has symptoms and may be exposed to: skin-to-skin, face-to-mouth, skin-to-mouth or touching sheets, towels, Infected clothing or other items. It can also spread through respiratory droplets. For this reason, suspected and confirmed patients are isolated. He has been kept in home isolation in Bolivia; But, if the prerequisites are not present, the patients are shifted to a health center for the duration of the illness, which is approximately 21 days. Till date Six patients in Bolivia are isolated in health centres. Along with this, the contacts of confirmed patients are being followed.
4.- Monkeypox is not a disease whose symptoms usually go away on their own and in rare cases become severe. Therefore, treatment is primarily concerned with these symptoms, which can Includes fever, muscle aches, back pain and lack of energy, Currently, 11 confirmed monkeypox patients are stable and none are seriously ill.
5.- There are medical brigades in the country that do Follow-up of both suspected and positive cases For Mockiepox and its contacts. In a coordinated effort among the three levels of the state, doctors provide care not through visits, but also virtually through telehealth.