On Friday (15/7), SES-GO trained about 400 professionals from the public and private network at Surveillance at Monkeypox
The Goiás government has outlined protocols to combat monkeypox, a form of smallpox unrelated to monkeys in Brazil, as the contamination in our country is limited to humans only. According to experts gathered on Friday (15/7) in the auditorium of the School of Health of Goiás (SESG) of the Department of Health of the State of Goiás (SES-GO), Brazil is not an endemic area for the disease, therefore, animals do not carry the virus only humans who They can transmit it through intimate contact with secretions, droplets of saliva, and contaminated shared objects.
As of this Friday, Goiás had recorded four confirmed and six suspected cases of monkeypox, a form of smallpox endemic to the African continent, but in May this year, it appeared unexpectedly in Central Europe and spread to more than 59 countries. With a high transmissibility, the disease is characterized by painful lesions on the skin, but with a low lethality, with attention to its occurrence in immunosuppressed people, pregnant women, children and the elderly.
SES-GO trains specialists from the public network as well as from the private network in case care and monitoring protocols. In the third training this year, about 400 health professionals (250 face-to-face and about 80 telemonitoring professionals) gathered to listen to lectures and state health monitoring guidelines, with a focus on case tracking and monitoring, and laboratory flow. and assistance in health units. Suspected cases of monkeypox should be notified immediately, within 24 hours, by health professionals from public and private services to the epidemiological surveillance authorities.
According to health monitoring technicians, early detection of suspected cases in health units, as well as contact reporting, isolation, tracing and monitoring, is crucial to contain the chain of transmission. The orientation of the SES is that the behavior of all health professionals should be guided by the municipalities, through contingency plans containing all the information passed on in training.
The experience of municipalities in reporting cases with monkeypox should be exercised and considered necessary to prevent the spread of cases. Suspected patients should be isolated, receive protective masks, and specialists should trace contacts, as well as protect themselves with personal protective equipment (PPE), because their prolonged contact with patients makes them potential sources of infection.
Patients in primary care will be treated with differential diagnosis, assistance, and specimen collection for laboratory testing and monitoring. If the patient shows signs of danger and/or special circumstances of hospital admission, the CRE should be contacted to request admission, and once the vacancy is released, the patient should be transferred to hospital, using relevant transportation precautions.
Hospitals prepared for hospitalization by total areas are: Governmental Tropical Diseases Hospital Dr. Anuar Auad (HDT), in Goiânia, for the entire central, western and northeastern region, as well as the State Hospital for Children and Adolescents (Hecad) and Hospital Aparecida de Goiânia (HMAP), in Aparecida de Goiânia, for the central and southeastern region of the state.
In the southwestern region, the State Hospital of Santa Helena de Goiás (Herso), in Santa Helena, and the Hospital Gatay Dr. Ok Seraphim. For the North and Northeast Central Districts, the units are Annapolis State Hospital (Hina) and the Government Hospital of North Guiano Center (HCN), in Uruasu.
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