Jalisco reported two new cases of monkeypox; There are 11 infected people in the state

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The number of monkeypox infections in the state of Jalisco has increased, since the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) informed the confirmation of two new cases in the entity.

depending on dependency It’s about two men forty years ago. At the same time, he reported that no suspected cases had been registered.

Health authorities have announced that the subjects are in isolation. The first concerns a 42-year-old man, Resident of Puerto Vallarta and is in home isolation. As an epidemiological context, was in contact with a person of foreign origin.

While the second is 41 years old and a resident of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Guadalajara (AMG). He has an epidemiological history of trip to Madrid and Paris on June 9 and return to AMG on June 23 month. He is currently in home isolation.

This is the result of permanent epidemiological surveillance actions set up by the SSJ in all state health facilities.

Jalisco continues its epidemiological surveillance (Photo: @CarlosGuzmanPV / Twitter)
Jalisco continues its epidemiological surveillance (Photo: @CarlosGuzmanPV / Twitter)

It should be remembered that the first case of monkeypox was that of a 48-year-old stranger from Dallas, Texas from the United States (USA), who traveled to Puerto Vallarta for vacation purposes.

The subject was in various celebrations, especially in the Mantamar Beach Club. After showing symptoms, he went to a hospital where, when smallpox was detected, he was recommended to follow isolation measures. However, he refused and fled..

This case has caused at least three infections within the club, as reported by the Dr. Fernando Petersenhead of the SSJ during a press conference on June 28, when 9 cases had been recorded.

“This club gave us three cases, we still have people who could be in contact there, for the moment being followed, who did not develop the disease. We have to remember it was 21 days ago, but that meeting was at the end of May, so we’re going to eliminate that as an important core,” Petersen said.

The first of them was another foreigner of Canadian nationality close to the Texan.

Opinion of the authorities of Jalisco (Photo: Twitter/saludjalisco)
Opinion of the authorities of Jalisco (Photo: Twitter/saludjalisco)

The agency has served 55 people and today 22 people are followed. They also said they answered 60 phone calls for advice and consultations about the disease.

On the other hand, the World Health Organization (WHO) despite the increase in cases, has not declared the case as public health emergency of international concern. The total now stands at 3,500 lab-confirmed cases in 50 countries and several strains of the virus have been detected.

Most of the cases have been recorded in the regions of Europe (about 86%), while in the American continent it barely reaches 11%.

Symptoms of monkeypox are: headache, fever above 38.5°, swollen glands, muscle pain Yes itchy skin (like maxules, papules, vesicles, pustules or crusts) which first affect the face and then spread to the rest of the body.

While the SSJ recommended wash hands with soap and water; the use of hydro alcoholic gel in case of lack of water; cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing; avoid sharing food, cutlery and crockery; wash bedding, towels, kitchen utensils, etc., with hot water and soap if in contact with a confirmed case and if you have symptoms, go to a medical unit for care.

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