Health – a disease to watch closely. A total of 577 cases of monkey pox have been confirmed in France, including 387 in the Paris region, according to a report by Santa Public France published on Tuesday 5 July. For the moment, the spread of the virus is mainly among men who have sex with men (97% of cases in France).
In this configuration, the ARS (Regional Health Agency) announced the opening of a new immunization center for people affected by EL-D-France communications, while the HAS (higher authority for health) seized the matter. Increasing the vaccination of gay and bis men. The vaccine should ideally be administered within 4 days of the last risky contact date and a maximum of 14 days later.
How are monkeypox infected?
Monkeypox (its English name), reminiscent of ARS, has two modes of transmission. Like Kovid, prolonged contact within 3 meters with someone carrying the virus can encourage infection due to microdroplets and respiratory secretions.
Another major route of infection is “close and direct contact with this person through skin lesions (wounds, scabs), bodily fluids (blood, saliva, semen) or mucous membranes (natural pores of the mouth, anus, mucus formation)”, and contamination. Objects
At this time, monkeypox is not considered a sexually transmitted infection. DNA of the virus has been found in the semen of sick people, but it is not yet known whether it is enough to spread the disease.
The first symptoms of monkeypox
What makes the rapid detection of monkeypox particularly difficult are its first symptoms, which strongly resemble the flu or covid: fever, headache, chills, muscle aches.
Another particularly alarming sign is “swelling of the glands around the ears, neck and nape of the neck”.
This first wave of so-called “aggressive” symptoms appears after an incubation period “which can last from 5 to 21 days (on average 7 to 14 days is observed)”. A fairly long time which can make it difficult to identify the infected person. The SPF also underlines: “In most cases they have been investigated for failing to identify the person who contaminated them.”
When acne occurs
Monkeypox disease then manifests itself through the presence of acne in the body, usually within one to three days of the first symptoms, health insurance explains.
“The whole body can be affected, especially the soles of the feet and the soles of the feet, face and scalp. Depending on the mode of contamination, these lesions can affect the anogenital region and the oral mucosa, ”the ARS notes.
These wounds evolve to be filled with a liquid – especially contaminated – before drying. Health authorities recommend covering the wound with a bandage or cloth to avoid contamination.
Monkeypox detection and treatment
If you think you’ve been infected with monkeypox because you’ve come in contact with an infected person, because you’ve just returned from a trip to an African country where the virus usually spreads, or you have multiple partners and anonymous – regardless of your sexual orientation, your doctor or 15’s Contact someone who can guide you. As a precaution, isolate yourself.
After medical consultation, a PCR examination on the wound will confirm that you are indeed infected with monkeypox.
Roommate, couple … how to differentiate yourself during illness
Once diagnosed, you must register with ARS, it is mandatory, and let those you have contacted since your symptoms started. You also have to isolate yourself.
“You need to wear a surgical mask and not have physical contact with other people, especially while maintaining isolation from other people in the home”, ARS specifies.
In addition to ventilation of the room, it is better not to share toilets or objects or disinfect with bleach.
The duration of isolation is three weeks from the date of the first symptoms, but this period can be reduced to two on the advice of a doctor and once all the lesions have disappeared.
The ARS has also laid down a number of guidelines for following your home cleaning procedures:
Keep waste like vesicle crust in a dedicated trash bag.
Perform vacuum dusting and regular washing of floors and surfaces.
Wash the linen in contact with the body of the infected person at 60 সেল C for 30 minutes with normal detergent.
At the end of detachment: The surface of the house, including bedding, clothes and utensils, must be carefully cleaned.
Complications from monkeypox?
Monkeypox remains an essentially mild disease with a mortality rate of less than 10% in cases observed worldwide. Nevertheless, in severe cases it can occur, “often in children, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals”.
Social security notes, however, may require hospitalization in that case. Especially when the monkeypox causes ENT or digestive complications, damages the eyes or lungs, or when there are too many sores on the skin (over 100) or superinfection of these sores.
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