In Americana, man suspected of having monkeypox is discharged; result should be out in 15 days


39-year-old app driver was hospitalized since Friday in an isolated room at the municipal hospital

By Ana Carolina Leal

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

The 39-year-old app driver suspected of having contracted monkeypox (Monkeypox), in Americana, was discharged Sunday. According to the Municipal Health Department, the test result sent this Monday to the Adolfo Lutz Institute should be released within 15 days.

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

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The driver has no recent travel history to Europe and said he has had no contact with people suspected of having contracted monkeypox.

This Monday, the secretary of health reported that the patient is well and stable and that both his wife and other people he has been in contact with are asymptomatic, being monitored by the folder.

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

Monkeypox is a disease caused by a virus and transmitted by close/intimate contact with an infected person with skin lesions. This contact can be through a hug, kiss, massage, sexual intercourse or respiratory secretions.

Transmission also occurs through contact with objects, fabrics (clothes, bedding or towels) and surfaces that have been used by the patient. There is no specific treatment, but, in general, the clinical pictures are mild and require care and observation of the lesions.

The greatest risk of worsening occurs, in general, for immunosuppressed people with 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 Maricá
  • 6 cases under investigation, one of them in Americana

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