The health authorities confirmed this Saturday the existence of two new cases of the so-called monkeypox or monkeypox, as it is scientifically known, in the country. According to the Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Health, the reports originate in the country’s capital.
“These are two adults, the first of them with a history of travel to Europe and the second, with an epidemiological link to the first and without a travel history. Both positive by PCR in different samples”, indicated the official report.
The Bogotá Ministry of Health, which attended the situation, reported that the two people remain isolated and have been given outpatient management. Patients also have a follow-up of referred contacts.
To date, five cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the country, four of them in Bogotá and one more in Medellín.
The INS recalled that manifestations of monkeypox can include fever, severe headache, muscle aches, back pain, low energy, swollen lymph nodes, and a skin rash or maculopapular lesions.
In the case of presenting symptoms or being in contact with a suspected case, contact with EPS or go to a health center should be established.
The World Health Organization, WHO, has declared that, despite the outbreaks in different countries of the world and after a risk assessment, this event is not considered a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.