Paul Aravena

HEALTH

The Ministry of Health confirmed the third person infected with Monkeypox in our country. It is close contact of the first case detected on Friday, June 17.

Monkeypox adds its third case in Chile.
© Getty ImagesMonkeypox adds its third case in Chile.

Another worrying news delivers the Ministry of Health. Through a statement, the Secretary of State confirmed the third case of Monkeypox in the countryby PCR analysis.
The information indicates that it is an adult from the Metropolitan Region and corresponds to a close contact of the first confirmed case in the country.
The statement added that “the case was detected in the contact study carried out by the Regional Health Authority, an entity that is carrying out the respective control actions, applying the surveillance protocol established by the Ministry of Health.”
In addition, “the person is in good health, without complications and serving a period of isolation.” The third case corresponds to a person from La Araucanía.
The Minsal reiterated that it is recommended “that people who have had close skin-to-skin contact with a person with injuries, including sexual intercourse, and present: sudden-onset skin lesions with no other explanation, with one or more symptoms such as fever, swollen glands, muscle or back pain and decay. The history of travel abroad to countries that have presented cases in recent weeks is especially important. “
The epidemiological surveillance network and the care network have been prepared and activated for weeks. Chile has the testing technique for diagnosis and treatment for this disease.
In addition, it was indicated that the update of cases of Monkeypox will be done through the website of the Ministry of Health accompanied by information on the epidemiological surveillance carried out by the Department of Epidemiology. It will be published from this June 25 and the information will be updated every Friday.
In case of doubt, you can visit the website minsal.cl/viruela-del-mono/ or call Salud Reply at 600 360 7777.

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