Mexico reports 60 monkeypox cases

Mexico reports 60 monkeypox cases
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26 July 2022
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Mexico City, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Health Secretariat has confirmed 60 cases of monkeypox virus in 11 federal entities, and for this reason it launched on Tuesday a website to report the disease.

In an epidemiological notice, the health secretariat urges to visit the website to get information from a direct, official and reliable source, which also explains about symptoms, preventive measures, what to do in case a person is infected, and other links of interest.

The secretariat also added that the National Committee for Epidemiological Surveillance (CONAVE, in Spanish) -made up of health sector institutions- issued the new notice so that medical, hospital surveillance and lab units report possible suspects.

CONAVE reported that, as of July 23, Mexico registered a total of 60 confirmed cases in 11 separate states; the most complicated one is Mexico City (35) and Jalisco (12).

Incubation period for monkeypox is from 5 to 21 days, and the symptomatic disease occurs in two clinical phases that are generally self-limiting from two to four weeks.

All suspects must not travel, national and international, until it is determined they are not a risk to public health.

The health secretariat also recommends constant hand-washing with soap and water or alcohol, nose and mouth covering as sneezing or coughing, sharing no food, drinks, cutlery or dishes, wearing masks, among others.

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