Piura: Diresa confirms first case of monkeypox in 2024 in a 36-year-old woman

Piura: Diresa confirms first case of monkeypox in 2024 in a 36-year-old woman
Piura: Diresa confirms first case of monkeypox in 2024 in a 36-year-old woman

The Regional Health Directorate (Diresa) of Piura has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the region during 2024. This fact has generated great concern in the field of public health. According to Edward Pozo, head of the Piura Regional Epidemiology Directoratethe patient is a 36-year-old woman.

Treatment and discharge of the patient

The affected woman was treated at Santa Rosa Hospital and was already discharged after receiving appropriate treatment. The infection apparently occurred through a family member, who is currently outside the country. Fortunately, the patient has no serious complications and a complete recovery is expected.

Precautionary measures

Given the confirmation of this case, local health authorities have established a epidemiological fence to prevent the spread of the disease. Edward Pozo highlighted that monkeypox is mainly transmitted through sexual contact or very close contact with an infected patient, which reinforces the importance of preventive measures.

Response from health authorities

This case has prompted the authorities to reinforce surveillance and prevention measures. The Diresa Piura is working to inform the population about the symptoms and modes of transmission of monkeypox, with the aim of avoiding new infections and protecting public health.

 
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