Residents of the municipality of Maguyi, in Baixada Fluminense, are frightened by the number of dead tomatoes that have appeared in the area recently. According to the residents, the animals showed no signs of aggression or external injuries. Information from Band Rio and Valor.
Wildlife veterinarians advise keeping the place where the animal died isolated. They also ask to cover the body of the tamarin with a tray or bucket so that it is preserved.
Professionals advise people to avoid contact with exercise bodies. They also recommend, in the event of animal contact with an animal, to go to the nearest health unit to seek care and information.
Magé’s environment minister has been contacted by the Band Rio newsroom, but has yet to respond to the request.
Fear of the Magee population is justified, since it is not uncommon to find dead tomatoes in the area. In addition, countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and Israel, as well as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Portugal have recorded the return of a decades-quenching disease: monkeypox.
The disease was discovered in 1958 when it infected monkey colonies used in scientific research. The Democratic Republic of the Congo was the first country where the disease was recorded in humans in 1970. Monkeypox infection is most common in forested areas of Central and West Africa, where the disease is endemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), countries such as Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, and Sierra Leone are more likely to develop and spread. of this type of disease.
Monkeypox can be transmitted through contact with droplets produced by humans or animals, and contact with skin lesions caused by the disease. Contaminated objects such as clothes and linens can also be vectors of contamination, according to information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Putantan Institute is warning people who intend to travel to countries where the disease is endemic, to take preventive measures against infection. The first recommendation is to avoid contact with sick or dead animals. Not only are monkeys harboring the smallpox virus, rodents and marsupials can also transmit it. In addition, the traveler should wash their hands with soap and water or alcohol gel to avoid exposure to the virus; avoid contact with infected people; Avoid using objects from contaminated people and use masks and other personal protective equipment.
The incubation period for the disease is approximately 6 to 13 days, but can range from 5 to 21 days. Therefore, health authorities recommend that the infected be isolated and placed under observation for a period of 21 days.
In Brazil, the Ministry of Health (MS) and the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) have taken some important measures, including: setting up a case room to monitor the disease and issuing an alert for the use of masks to prevent entry of the virus. Country.
However, the World Health Organization (WHO) says monkeypox is a zoonotic disease – it affects animals and rarely humans. However, cross contamination can occur.
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