An Itaguaí resident with a monkey suspect says he had no contact with strangers | Rio de Janeiro


The blisters first appeared on the forehead and then spread on the woman’s face.Personal memory

Published 21/06/2022 13:11 | Updated 06/21/2022 15:10

Rio – A resident of Itaguaí who is suspected of having a monkey said he believes that, if the disease is confirmed, the infection could occur within the metropolitan metropolitan municipality. Preliminary reports revealed that the woman worked in the hotel industry in Mangaratiba, Costa Verde, and made contact with guests. However, he said that he currently sees clients as a manicurist in the region he lives in and did not leave the city before showing any signs.

“They claimed that I was working in the hotel industry, but I did not work in the hotel industry for more than a month. I just stay here on my street. I leave here and go to the market, in the middle of Itaguaí, and when I get home I stay home, I don’t go out. If I got a contract, it was here in my area “, said the resident who did not want to. recognized. .

According to the woman, the symptoms started on the 14th, when she felt a severe headache. The next day, in addition to the pain, the woman also had a fever. On June 16, a blister appeared on his forehead and he suspected it was pimples. It was only on the 17th that he decided to call the Emergency Services Unit (UPA) to check on what was going on, as the blisters ended up spreading to his entire face. There, he was diagnosed with chickenpox and returned home.

“On the 19th, I decided to go to (Municipal Hospital) San Francisco, because these glands were already in my body, they do not digest, it hurts and they do not stop multiplying in the body, they are growing more and more. . hospital) already saying that I was suspicious of smallpox because I already had all the symptoms of the disease. The doctors quickly put me in a private room, away from the crowd, because São Francisco was crowded, “said the patient.

The manicurist doctor also reported that doctors in the unit asked him several questions and prescribed painkillers. He was released and has been alone ever since. Yesterday, the municipality’s health experts were at the mother’s residence to take more samples of the victims and to take her braces and gloves. This Tuesday (21), they return to the site for follow-up. An ambulance was also provided if he felt unwell. There is still no schedule for test results.

According to the woman, the pain she has been experiencing disappears shortly after taking the medication, but it does return shortly thereafter. However, for her, being away from her family and children, who are with their grandmother, has become the worst part. In a video published this Monday (20), the resident shows the blisters on his body and warns of symptoms. Check it out below.

“For me these have been the worst times in my life, I cry and pray to God every day to heal me from this condition, being away from my family my children is the worst thing in the world, I try to deal with it. This isolation because, as I was depressed, being alone “I’m trying to keep my composure as long as possible so that my condition does not get worse and I hope everything will pass as quickly as possible.”

According to the State Department of Health, so far, with the suspected Itaguaí case, there are already five people under investigation in Rio de Janeiro, and two others in the capital, Nova Iguaçu and Duque de Caxias. However, the Rio Municipal Health Department (SMS) reported this Tuesday that three suspected cases of monkeys in the city are being investigated. Earlier the secretary Rodrigo Prado said there were four, but the ministry said there were three, because another is still under investigation, as according to analytical criteria he still does not qualify as a “suspect. “

In addition to those surveyed, according to SES, two cases of the disease were confirmed and another ten were discarded. In May, the Center for Strategic Information and Response to Health Monitoring (CIEVS) alerted Municipal Departments on the detection and monitoring of possible cases of the disease, to ensure there was information and monitoring.

According to the president of the Rio de Janeiro Infectious Diseases Association, Tânia Vergara, the current situation is alarming, but not frightening. The pathologist explains that the disease can be transmitted to anyone through close, personal, and often skin-to-skin contact. To prevent infection, isolation of people suspected of frequent hand hygiene is essential.

“There is a vaccine, but it is available in the world is very small. It is a live vaccine approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Authority) in the United States for the prevention of monkeys. It is shown to certain people at risk. Of orthopoxvirus infection, as experts The key message is that monkeys should not be killed. They are victims and serve as guards. The spread of this disease worldwide is related to human contact. All mammals are involved, including mice, “said the expert.

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