In Americana, a man suspected of having a monkey is released; results must come out within 15 days

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The 39-year-old software driver has been hospitalized since Friday in a separate room at a municipal hospital

By Ana Carolina Leal

June 20, 2022 at 3:26 pm • Last updated June 20, 2022 at 3:28 pm

A 39-year-old program driver suspected of having a monkey disease (Monkeypox), in Americana, was released Sunday. According to the Municipal Health Department, test results submitted this Monday to the Adolfo Lutz Institute should be released within 15 days.

The patient sought care last Friday in the Antônio Zanaga Emergency Room. He had a fever, body aches and headaches for three days. Sores on the body (skin rashes) also began to appear. From there, he was transferred to Dr. Waldemar Tebaldi Municipal Hospital, where he was hospitalized until Sunday.

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The driver has no recent history of traveling to Europe and said he has not been in contact with people suspected of having monkey disease.

This Monday, the health secretary reported that the patient was fine and well and that his wife and other people he had been in contact with had no symptoms, followed by a folder.

In Brazil, the eighth positive case of monkeypox virus was also confirmed this Monday. He is a 25-year-old man living in Maricá, Lagos State, Rio de Janeiro. He did not travel abroad, but said he had contacts with foreigners.

Monkey is a viral disease and is transmitted by close contact with an infected person with skin lesions. This communication can be through hugging, kissing, massage, sexual intercourse or respiratory secretions.

Infection also occurs by touching objects, fabrics (clothing, bedding or towels) and surfaces that have been used by the patient. There is no specific treatment, but, in general, clinical images are mild and require care and diagnosis of lesions.

The highest risk of degeneration occurs, in general, in people who are not immune to HIV / AIDS, leukemia, lymphoma, metastasis, transplant recipients, people with autoimmune diseases, pregnant women, lactating women and children under 8 years of age.

confirmed cases in Brazil

  • 4 in São Paulo – two in the capital, one in Vinhedo and one in Indaiatuba
  • 2 in Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre
  • 2 in Rio de Janeiro, one in the city of Ri and the other in Marica
  • 6 cases under investigation, one of them in Americana

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