The first case of monkeypox confirmed in the state of Morelos

Upon detection of the first case of monkeypox in Cuernavaca, the corresponding protocols were initiated. At the moment there are still three suspected cases in the state of Morelos.

The first case of monkeypox confirmed in the state of Morelos
The state of Morelos has reported its very first verified case of monkeypox. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

The Secretary of Health in Morelos confirmed that the first case of monkeypox was found in a man in Cuernavaca. Based on the results of the Institute for Diagnosis and Epidemiological Reference (INDRe), the man is under medical surveillance, isolated, and stable.

When this case was reported on Saturday night, August 13, Health Services said that federal guidelines and the sanitary fence were used to get help to the person as soon as possible.

So far, about three suspected cases of monkeypox have been analyzed in Morelos; the last one was in Jiutepec, which was ruled out. No further details were provided on how the patient became infected with this disease or if there are more cases under analysis.

Precautions to be taken and symptoms of monkeypox

So, the Ministry of Health asked people to stay socially responsible and take care of their hygiene by wearing masks, washing their hands with soap and water, or using alcohol gel at 70%.

They recalled measures such as etiquette for sneezing, not sharing personal objects, cleaning and disinfecting common spaces, and avoiding skin-to-skin contact with any person presenting symptoms or with a confirmatory diagnosis.

Monkeypox causes fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes, back pain, muscle pain, feeling tired, and spots on the skin, which first appear on the face and then spread to the rest of the body.

Therefore, they said that in the presence of these signs, it is important to go to the doctor in the corresponding unit or enter the platform

The institution urged citizens to remain calm and to keep informed only through the official channels of the federal and state health departments, as well as to ignore any information that does not come from the aforementioned agencies.