Health authorities in Mexico have reported new deaths because of the disease known as Mpox, which has increased the number of cases throughout the country in recent weeks. Know what are the symptoms of this dangerous smallpox and how it is contagious so that you and your loved ones can be kept safe, since infections continue to increase throughout the entire Mexican Republic, so be aware of all the places where you travel.
According to the Ministry of Health, in all of Mexico 6,687 cases have been reported, of which 3,956 have been confirmed as positive distributed in the 32 states of the country. This disease known as Mpoxhas claimed the lives of 5 people, so the population is on alert for the spread of this dangerous condition that has already caused some deaths and that it is surrounded by myths about the way in which contagious and the symptoms real.
Mpox It is the abbreviated term for Monkey Pox or smallpox of the monkey, which presents with a series of skin lesions among others symptomswhich according to the World Health Organization, registers 112 deaths by monkey smallpox and 86 thousand 838 confirmed cases in 110 countries around the world, so there is a global alert to break the chain of infections of this disease which could be closer than you think.
How is it spread and what are the symptoms of the disease that has already caused deaths in Mexico?
According to the WHO, humans can be spread of Mpox or Monkey Pox, through direct contact with infected animals or their bodily fluids, or through contact with contaminated objects such as cages, clothing, or tools used in handling infected animals. I also know contagious from person to person through close contact with skin lesions during the stage of disease in which these are visible, and the following are presented symptoms:
- Muscle pain
Remember that this is contagious by direct contact between humans, so it is better to take measures and reduce physical contact to break the chain of infection. The people who present symptoms of Mpox in Mexico, they can request a permit from Social Security to be absent from their workplace and stop the deaths that have been presented for this disease in 2023. So far the most affected states are CDMX, Jalisco and Quintana Roo.
The eruptions that are present with the Mpoxthey can appear anywhere on the body and regularly whoever touches them is contagiousso you must remain isolated in case of presenting some symptoms or suffer this disease. The eruptions appear mainly on the mouth, genitals, hands, face and feet, so it is undoubtedly a viral condition to take into consideration for the coming months.