Guanajuato records 18 confirmed cases of monkeypox

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The state of Guanajuato will end the year with 18 confirmed cases of monkeypox, which already have a landfill.
The Secretary of State for Health also reported that there are 46 cases being analyzed which have already been excluded.

Guanajuato Health Secretary Daniel Alberto Díaz Martínez said each of the cases was being closely monitored and were in good condition with no major complications.
The municipalities that presented cases are: Acámbaro, Celaya, Guanajuato Capital, Irapuato, Jerécuaro, León, Pénjamo, Purísima, Salamanca, Salvatierra, San Francisco, San José Iturbide, Silao and Valle de Santiago.

Monkeypox is a disease that is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. Therefore, healthcare personnel are trained to take samples of skin lesions and identify signs and symptoms in a timely manner.

The Head of Health indicated that close collaboration is maintained with the Institute for Epidemiological and Reference Diagnosis (InDRE) for the notification of suspected cases and the sending of tests. There is also the tracking of travel history in an epidemiological surveillance that allows us to isolate suspected cases.

In addition, the Guanajuato Health System has a precise epidemiological surveillance and intelligence unit with coverage in all 46 municipalities to collect samples from people who meet the operational definitions for the detection of monkeypox:
skin rash, headache, fever, swollen glands and muscle aches with fatigue.

Treatment of infected persons should be done at home; isolated under close surveillance. However, there is hospital capacity in the health system to take care of them in the event of a complication.


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