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Smallpox cases under control in Yucatán

by Sofia Navarro
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As of February 6, a total of 169 cases of mpox virus infection (formerly known as monkeypox) have been confirmed in Yucatan. No patients have been hospitalized for this disease and no deaths have been reported, according to data from the federal Health Ministry.

The epidemiological report of the Instituto de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos (InDRE) indicates that of the total number of cases, 168 have recovered and one remains with symptoms and has not been discharged.

In addition, 162 of the infections have been treated on an outpatient basis and another 6 that required hospitalization have already been discharged.

Yucatan is in fifth place in the national table in terms of the number of cases, which, as of this date, is as follows: Mexico City is in first place, with 2,29 cases, followed by Jalisco, with 402; the State of Mexico, with 361; Quintana Roo, with 238; and Yucatan, with 168.

In terms of incidence rate, Mexico City leads the table with 22.63 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It is followed by Quintana Roo, with a rate of 12.96 and Yucatan, with 7.25.

According to the Biweekly Technical Report on Epidemiological Surveillance in Mexico, since the confirmation of the first case on May 28, 2022, and up to March 6, 2023, 6,559 persons have been identified as meeting the operational definition of probable cases; of these, 3,928 were confirmed, 293 are under study and 2,338 were ruled out by laboratory testing.

Symptoms of mpox

The most common symptoms reported are exanthema (skin rash) in 100 percent of cases, followed by fever, 72.1 percent, and headaches, 62.9 percent. Those living with HIV, syphilis and diabetes mellitus, among others, are more vulnerable to developing the disease.

It can be prevented by avoiding direct physical contact with people who are sick or suspected of having the disease. Sexual contact is an activity that should be taken into account, since it is spread by very close contact between two or more people. Information Novedades Yucatan

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