Monkeypox cases in Brazil exceed 2,000; know the symptoms

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Brazil has 2,004 confirmed cases of monkey pox according to data from the Ministry of Health released this Saturday (6).

The records were carried out in the states of São Paulo (1,501), Rio de Janeiro (230), Minas Gerais (81), Federal District (37), Paraná (36), Goiás (38), Bahia (15), Ceará (5 ), Rio Grande do Norte (4), Espírito Santo (5), Pernambuco (10), Tocantins (1), Acre (1), Amazonas (3), Pará (1), Paraíba (1), Piauí (1) , Rio Grande do Sul (20), Mato Groso (2), Mato Grosso do Sul (5), and Santa Catarina (7).

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The clinical manifestations of monkeypox usually include skin lesions in the form of blisters or sores that can appear on different parts of the body, such as the face, hands, feet, eyes, mouth or genitals.

The incubation period is usually 6 to 13 days, but can range from 5 to 21 days. In the most common documented form of the disease, symptoms may appear from the seventh day onwards with a sudden and intense fever.

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Signs such as headache, nausea, exhaustion, tiredness and especially the appearance of swollen glands are common, which can happen both in the neck and in the axillary region as well as in the genital part.

The manifestation on the skin occurs between one and three days after the initial symptoms. The signs go through different stages: macula (small spots), papule (small pimple-like sores), vesicle (small blisters), pustule (bubble with the presence of pus) and crust (which are the healing shells).

Source: CNN Brasil

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