Monkeypox, the first case reported in Lecce County

LECCE – On 9 June, the first case of monkeypox in Puglia was verified at the Regional Reference Centre, the Laboratory of Molecular Epidemiology and the Public Health Laboratory of the Hospital Policlinico di Bari. Then other sporadic episodes followed each other in different provinces and now for the first time one case specifically concerned Lecce. He is a man working in the entertainment world, about 45 years old, returning to the capital after a business trip. During this trip to northern Italy, he contracted the virus.

A fever and some minor cuts on the skin led to a thorough investigation. The samples taken in Bari have been analyzed and the report, from the past few hours, appears to point exactly to the fact that he contracted the virus. The fever is not high and there was no need for hospitalization. The man is under observation in his apartment. There is no need for hospital treatment and no other people to be monitored, especially since she does not get along with anyone.

“Without raising undue concerns and without any fear,” the Director of the Department of Puglia Health Promotion, Vito Montanaro, announced on the occasion of the first verified case in Puglia in early June – it is fitting that all persons with vesicular lesions, fever, swollen lymph nodes and symptoms Other unspecified or those who have been in close contact with a confirmed or highly suspected case, contact your physician who will assess whether diagnostic investigations are necessary.” Advice is always valid.

Phil Schwartz

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