Home Health a contagion in Sabaudia, but the ASL reassures

a contagion in Sabaudia, but the ASL reassures

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Case of monkeypox in Sabaudia, tension in the city but the ASL reassures: all contacts have been identified, situation under control. These are days in which elections are held in the city of the dunes and obviously the sea with the arrival of the first tourists. This at least until yesterday morning when the confirmation of a monkeypox infection came from the ASL, the first in Lazio outside Rome.

It is a 40-year-old man who works in the sports sector, a detail that at least in the first hours when the news spread has created not a little tension in the city. Then the note from the Local Health Authority “On 8/06 a case of monkeypox from the Province of Latina was admitted to the Santa Maria Goretti Hospital in the Infectious Diseases Department. The Prevention Department carried out the necessary activities for tracking and management of contacts and the situation is under strict control. To date no other cases have been detected in our province “. This first communication was then followed by a second note in which it was specified that “the Prevention Department of the ASL of Latina identified all contacts and managed all the people found to be at risk, exclusively adults, from which subjects of pediatric age “. So no children at risk of contagion, a timely tracking activity carried out by the ASL that made it possible to avoid panic breaking out. The patient is undergoing therapy, his condition would be fortunately good. However, the monitoring activity does not stop.

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As for Italy, the first case of monkeypox was reported on 20 May when a man returning from a trip to Spain requested hospitalization. As reported in the Circular of May 25, 2022 of the Ministry of Health, the incubation period “is usually between 6 and 13 days, but can vary from 5 to 21 days. The disease is often self-limiting and the symptoms resolve spontaneously within 2-4 weeks. “. With regard to contacts, however, the Circular provides that they must be “monitored at least daily for the onset of signs / symptoms referable to Mpx for a period of 21 days from the last contact with a patient or with his contaminated materials during the infectious period. . Signs / symptoms include headache, fever, chills, sore throat, malaise, fatigue, myalgia, back pain, rash, and lymphadenopathy. Contacts should monitor their temperature twice a day. Asymptomatic contacts should not donate. blood, cells, tissues, organs, breast milk or sperm while they are under surveillance. During the 21 days of surveillance MPX case contacts should avoid contact with immunosuppressed persons, pregnant women and children under the age of 12 “. As reiterated by the ASL regarding Sabaudia and the province of Latina, there is currently no alarm.

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