The Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Health confirmed two new cases of monkeypox, also known as monkeypox, in Colombia. The cases identified by the Bogotá Ministry of Health were ratified by the INS this Friday afternoon, after the laboratory diagnosis provided by the entity.
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According to the INS, the two infected people are adults. The first of them has a history of travel to Europe and the second, epidemiological link with the first, but without previous travel.
“The two cases remain isolated and have been given outpatient management. The Bogotá Health Secretariat, a territorial entity that carried out the corresponding field epidemiological investigation and the epidemiological fence of the identified contacts, keeps track of the contacts referred by the patient. with a history of travel and the other infected denies other contacts in the country,” the National Institute of Health said in a statement.
What are the symptoms?
The Ministry of Health explained that manifestations of monkeypox can include fever, severe headache, muscle aches, back pain, low energy, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash or maculopapular lesions.
“In the case of presenting symptoms or if you were in contact with a suspected case, you must establish communication with EPS or go to a health center. Although in most cases the symptoms go away on their own within a few weeks, in some people they can lead to medical complications and even death. That is why it is important to consult.”, recommended the health portfolio.