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MSP confirmed the second case of monkeypox in Uruguay

Uruguay has its second confirmed case of monkeypox. The Ministry of Public Health reported this fact this Saturday, and also published that it is currently studying three other suspected cases of this disease.

The case confirmed this week is added to the previous one, detected on July 29, after the patient underwent a PCR test. The MSP report, published on the social networks of the portfolio, informs that there are also ten cases that were under study but it was ruled out that it was the disease.

The Ministry reminded the population that, in case of symptoms related to monkeypox, people consult their health provider, as well as they must be reported to the Department of Health Surveillance of the ministry, by calling 1934 4010 or by email vigilancepi @msp.gub.uy.

Monkeypox usually lasts two to four weeks. Although it is usually self-limited, can be serious in some people, such as children, pregnant women or people with immunosuppression,” informs the wallet.

According to the MSP, a suspicious case supposes the presence in the person of a rash (Rash on the skin) unexplained sharp, plus any of these symptoms: headache, sudden onset of fever (greater than 37.5ºC) or feeling feverish, myalgia, back pain, asthenia or lymphadenopathy.



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