The first case of monkeypox in Jalisco occurred on June 7, 2022, and since then 13 new infections have been confirmed, with a total of 46 people infected with this disease, the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) reported on Tuesday. .
At the court yesterday, Monday, August 15, the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference “Dr. Manuel Martínez Báez” (InDRE) has confirmed a total of 46 patients in Jalisco, all male, and ranging between the ages of 21 and 60 years.
Of the total cases, 18 are still active and epidemiological surveillance and contact investigation actions continue, to date no deaths have been reported from this viral infection. Meanwhile, 125 people are monitoring their health status, without reporting symptoms.
The places of residence of the total confirmed cases to date are: 30 from the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area (ZMG); 10 within the State and six from another country.
In total, the State System of Epidemiological Surveillance of the SSJ has granted 165 attentions to date that refer to requests for information, resolution of doubts or clinical evaluation both in Puerto Vallarta and in the health units of the sector in the State.
The SSJ highlights that in the 125 municipalities of Jalisco, the protocol is maintained to provide guidance, care and remain on alert in all medical units.
You can get monkeypox through close physical contact with someone who has symptoms. The rash, body fluids (such as fluid, pus, or blood from skin lesions), and scabs are especially infectious.
Ulcers, lesions, or sores in the mouth can also be infectious, meaning the virus can be spread through saliva. People who interact closely with someone infected, such as healthcare workers, family members and sexual partners, are therefore at higher risk of infection.
People with monkeypox are infectious as long as they have symptoms (usually two to four weeks).
● Fever higher than 38.5 C
● Swollen glands
● Macule-like skin lesions
● Dolor muscular
● Low back pain
● General weakness
Reports and attention:
In case of doubt, you can call the Call Center 24 hours a day at 33-3823-3220 or the Epidemiological and Sanitary Intelligence Unit (UIES) of the Jalisco Health Secretariat at 33-3030-5000 ext. 35059 and 35072.
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