Perú entra en alerta sanitaria tras expansión de la viruela del mono / Monkeypox in Peru: Why will a health alert be declared and what does the CDC say about closing borders?

ESTA ALERTA PRETENDE ESTABLECER UN MONITOREO CONSTANTE DE LA VIRUELA

El Gobierno peruano decretó este jueves una alerta sanitaria por la expansión de la viruela del mono, esto por los casos detectados en otros países.

“Estamos declarando la alerta desde el día de mañana, pero, en sí, ya se está declarando en nuestro país. Todavía no tenemos ningún caso, pero sí, ya se está declarando la alerta para prevenir cualquier eventualidad”, dijo en una declaración a la prensa el ministro de Salud, Jorge Antonio López.

Esta alerta pretende establecer un monitoreo constante de la viruela.

Las entidades estarán a cargo del monitoreo son el Centro Nacional de Epidemiología, Prevención y Control de Enfermedades (CDC, en inglés) y del Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS) del ministerio de Salud (Minsa), que han seguido la pandemia de la Covid-19.

Los síntomas son fiebre, dolor de cabeza, dolores musculares, dolor de espalda, ganglios linfáticos inflamados y fatiga.

Monkeypox in Peru: Why will a health alert be declared and what does the CDC say about closing borders?

Monkeypox in Peru: Why will a health alert be declared and what does the CDC say about closing borders?

César Munayco, executive director of Public Health Surveillance of the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Disease Control (CDC), explained that the health alert announced this Thursday for the monkeypox disease – with zero cases in Peru – seeks that the system of health prepare for a possible report of contagion.

If a case is detected in our country, it is important that the health system is prepared. We still don’t have any cases (…) people who were vaccinated for smallpox have a protection of almost 85%”, Munayco told Canal N.

Munayco warned that this disease can occur as malaise, headache, fever and, after five days, lesions appear in different parts of the body (face, trunk and extremities).

“We are observing that several countries have reported cases, that is why the alert has been given. Most cases have been in men, but the risk is greater in people who live with a case, and also in doctors or nurses who can attend to these cases.”, he explained.

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Asked if any restrictions will be applied to people entering Peru from countries with the presence of this disease, Munayco specified that no because “The incubation period of this disease is long”.

“People who are in the incubation period can enter without any injury and closing borders is not an issue that is taken into account for the control of this disease. What is important is to activate the surveillance systems to identify cases”narrowed down

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The Minister of Health, Jorge López, announced this morning that his sector is going to declare a health alert against this disease, for the increase in cases recorded in Europe and some countries in America.