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He traveled from Europe: Minsal detects the first case of Monkeypox in Chile

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More than two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemicnow society has shown concern about the emergence of a new virus called monkey poxfor which hundreds of cases have been detected in the world and that, now, would have been found the first in Chile.

Government of Chile detects the first case of Monkeypox in Chile

The Ministry of Health (Minsal) reported that the Institute of Public Health (ISP), through a PCR analysis, detected the first case of Monkeypox in Chile.

This is a young adult from the Metropolitan Region, who has background of a trip to Europe and who presented symptoms of exanthema subito, that is,spots on the skin. also features vesiculated lesions, crusts on the skinWith decay and lymphadenopathy.

Due to this situation, the Regional Health Authority applied the surveillance protocol established by the Minsal. They also reported that the person is in good health condition and no complications.

On the other hand, the Government stressed the importance of taking into account the Law No. 20,584 of Rights and Duties of People in relation to actions related to your health care. In which the strict protection of the confidentiality and sensitive data.

That said, they made a call to respect the confidentiality of the person. They also indicated that the Health Authority will use all the administrative and legal resources to ensure that the protection of your identity is respected.

According to the Minsal, all healthcare network It would prepared and activated weeks ago.

The recommended measures for people is to consult a doctor at people who have traveled abroad and have had close contact. Such as skin to skinincluding sexual intercourse and have symptoms such as sudden onset skin lesions no other explanation. With one or more symptoms such as fever, swollen glands, muscle or back pain, and malaise.

Considering that it was detected first case in Chileif you want to find out about the symptom for Monkeypox, click here.

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