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Two suspected monkeypox cases at Bilkol Hospital

health – Samples for the analyzes performed have been sent to Spallanzani and the results are awaiting


Viterbo – Emergency Room Belcol

Viterbo – Two suspected monkeypox cases at Belcol Hospital.

According to preliminary information, two Bengali nationals have returned to Italy after traveling to their home country.

The two were seen in the emergency room yesterday morning and had skin lesions, headaches and other symptoms that could indicate monkeypox.

Knowing the origin, Belcolle health workers carried out all the necessary analyzes to exclude other diseases with the same symptoms and sent samples directly to the Spallanzani Institute in Rome.

The two are being held in solitary confinement in Belcol, awaiting results.

Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease (the virus is transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms similar to those seen in the past in patients with smallpox, although clinically less serious. In fact, smallpox was more easily transmitted and was more deadly since about 30% of patients died. With the eradication of smallpox in 1980 and the subsequent cessation of vaccination, monkeypox emerged as the most important orthopoxvirus for public health.

June 3, 2022

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