The Secretary of Public Health of Rosario confirmed this Saturday the detection of the second case of monkeypox in that city and pointed out that the patient is clinically stableisolated at home and working to identify close contacts.
It’s about a 41-year-old man who had traveled to Spain and that he presented symptoms compatible with the virus classified as a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 23.
The patient had made a medical consultation on August 4 and, given the suspicion of a possible case of monkeypox, the samples were sent to the Malbrán Institute, which today confirmed the positive diagnosis.
The previous case was detected in that city on Thursday of last week, in a 40-year-old man who traveled and contracted the disease in the United States.where he maintained close contact with an infected person.
Meanwhile, yesterday the Ministry of Health in Santa Fe ruled out two other suspected cases after receiving negative results for that disease.
How monkeypox is transmitted
From the local Secretary of Health they indicated that monkeypox is a contagious viral disease that is transmitted from one person to another by contact with skin rashes, by body fluids, respiratory particles or contaminated materials.
With symptoms like skin lesions, fever, headache, swollen glands and/or tirednessand having been in contact with a confirmed or suspected case of the disease or having traveled to areas with circulation of the disease, a consultation with a health team should be made.
The situation in Argentina
The latest National Epidemiological Bulletin issued this week by the Ministry of Health reported that There are five provinces with confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country and CABA, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Santa Fe and Mendoza are, so far, the jurisdictions with confirmed cases.
According to the Epidemiological Bulletin, closed on August 3, 22 cases were reported in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, 8 in the Province of Buenos Aires, 5 in Córdoba, 1 in Santa Fe and 1 in Mendoza.
In this way, 59 percent of the cases reside in CABA, 21 percent in the Province of Buenos Aires and 13 percent in Córdoba.
The Ministry of Health detailed that, of the 37 confirmed cases of monkeypox in our country, 26 were with a travel history prior to the onset of symptoms: 20 from Europe, 4 from North America and 2 from South America.
Of the 11 cases with no history of travel, several refer sexual contact with travelers, people who do not know if they traveled or with close contacts with a confirmed case.
100 percent of the confirmed cases occurred in men, with an average age of 36 years, with a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 48 years.