Mexico rules out acquiring monkeypox vaccines and treatments

In the update of the Guide to address the cases of monkeypox in Mexico has been determined that it will not acquire, for the time being, the vaccineand that the treatment will be based on the patient’s comorbidities, i.e. adjusting the doses for those who suffer, for example, from HIV or diabetes, also paying attention to the infectious picture they present at that moment, from pain to skin lesions.

There is no specific treatment”, said the specialist of the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition “Salvador Zubirán”, Arturo Galindo Fraga.

However, he clarified that patients usually present with clinical manifestations and complications such as proctitis, acute or chronic inflammation of the final part of the large intestinean area called the rectum.

“There are three antiviral agents that have been used internationally, but, like any biomedical measure, they require review and analysis for eventual authorization by the Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks (Cofepris),” said the director of Comprehensive Care of the National Center for HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control (Censida), Nicole Finkelstein Mizrahi.

Therefore, Mexico, for the time being, will not acquire the smallpox vaccine, among others. Recommendations are made for the treatment of the underlying disease and the management of the patient’s clinical manifestations at the time of contraction of the disease zoonotic diseases transmitted between humans.

At the launch of the second edition of the guide, the undersecretary for prevention and health promotion, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, said that in updating the medical approach, health professionals are oriented towards treating patients on an outpatient basis or hospital. public and private sector units.

“Guide healthcare professionals to provide it according to the needs of each patient, due to drug interactions, dose adjustments in special populations, or comorbidities. Likewise, it requires the management of fever, pruritus, pain, ulcerated genital lesions, oral lesions, patient nutrition, proctitis due to monkeypox, and eye affection,” he explained.

The guide offers contact information for accompanying and connecting people; information on the differential diagnosis and treatment of bese infections as well as the clinical manifestations of the infection.

In addition, pain management, recommendations to avoid infection due to injury, complications and alarm data; communication to avoid stigma and discrimination.

“Ex a technical tool that will help improve the clinical management of patients and strengthen prevention,” explained López-Gatell Ramírez.

and highlighted the need to continue building messages on prevention and health promotion aimed at the most affected population and called on community leaders to help boost the spread.

At the symposium it was clarified that “a person with probable infection cannot donate blood in the next 21 days, from risky contact or from the onset of symptoms”, explained the director general of the National Blood Transfusion Center (CNTS), Jorge Trejo Gómora

“For those who have had a disease confirmed with outpatient management, the recommendation is to wait 14 days after the symptoms have disappeared; if he requested hospitalization, the waiting period to donate is three months,” he added.

The director of the CNTS clarified that “no cases of monkeypox due to blood transfusions have been confirmed and there is no recommendation to perform screening or screening tests on blood and its components.

Each donor undergoes a comprehensive study to ensure safety and reduce the risk of transmitting infections, and all blood products undergo rigorous testing in accordance with NOM-253-SSA1-2012.

DGPS director of strategies and development of healthy environments, Arlette Saavedra Romero, highlighted the concern that patients suffer from stigma and discrimination, due to fear and ignorance of the condition.

For this, he said, it is essential strengthen the training of health workers to provide assistance on privacy and the right to confidentiality.

“Also, they should avoid request explicit contact information, provide information to relatives about the patient’s home carechange of clothes, treatment of injuries and follow-up”.

For more information and accompaniment there is a means of contact for anyone [email protected] and the automated telephone center 5519469772 – option 7, and the medical guidance telephone line for people with social security IMSS 800 222 26 68 – Option 2.

The guide, according to the specialists, has a scientific basis and facilitates timely access to people at the highest risk; It also helps address the phobia that exists towards the sexual diversity community.

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