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PAHO reiterates public Mpox warning alert

PAHO reiterates public Mpox warning alert

Washington, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Wednesday reiterated the pressing need to remain warning alert ahead of Mpox.

To date, Mpox clinical picture cases associated with this outbreak is variable. Many of them do not present with the clinical picture classically described for Mpox (fever, swollen lymph nodes, followed by an evolving centrifugal rash).

“The clinical picture is generally described as mild and most cases show lesions on genitals or in perigenital area, so mpox transmission probably emerged by close physical contact during sexual activities.”

Mpox incubation stage is usually six to 13 days, though it can range from five to 21 days, and most importantly, it affects any human being.

Infection occurs through direct contact with blood, body fluids or skin or mucosal lesions of infected animals and there are as yet no specific treatments or vaccines against the condition.

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