First case of monkeypox in Italy identified – Chronicle

The first case in Italy of vaiolo of the monkeys. It is a man who returned after a stay in the Canary Islands who presented himself to the emergency room.

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Spallanzani explains that the “clinical picture was characteristic and the monkeypox virus was rapidly identified with molecular techniques and gene sequencing from skin lesion samples.” The person, continues the hospital, “is currently hospitalized in isolation in fair general conditions” and “epidemiological investigations and contact tracing are underway”.

Two other suspected cases ” of monkeypox are being investigated by the doctors of the Spallanzani hospital in Rome where the first case of a man returning from the Canary Islands has been identified. This was announced by the hospital itself, underlining that “at the moment the three cases observed and the other cases that occurred in other European countries and in North America do not show clinical signs of seriousness”.

Transmission, says Spallanzani, “can occur through droplets of saliva and contact with lesions or infected biological liquids”.

The World Health Organization (Oms) “continue to closely monitor the rapidly changing situation”. This was stated by the WHO itself in relation to the cases of monkeypox reported, starting from the beginning of May, in Great Britain, Spain and the United States.

At present, WHO “does not recommend any restrictions on travel and trade with the UK based on information available at this time”.

Even the health authorities of the Massachusetts confirmed a case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported they were monitoring the possible spread of this rare but potentially serious viral disease.

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There are 23 suspected cases of monkeypox analyzed a Madrid: this can be learned from a press release from the Madrid Regional Health Department. Monkeypox, the note explains, is a “very rare” disease that generally presents with “fever, myalgia, lymphadenopathy (swollen glands) and a rash on the hands and face, similar to chickenpox”.

The health of suspect patients evolves “favorably”. although it is necessary to keep them “under observation” for the possibility that someone may need hospitalization, health authorities say. In general, the statement adds, “its transmission occurs via the respiratory route”, but, due to the characteristics of the 23 cases being analyzed, the suspicion is that the possible contagion could have occurred through “contact with the mucous membranes during sexual intercourse. “.

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