Residents of Depok and Tangerang who have close contact with monkeypox patients are declared healthy

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Indonesian Ministry of Health has confirmed that three residents of Depok and Tangerang who had close contact with the first patient have been confirmed positive monkey pox or Healthy Monkeypox.

“There are three people who are in close contact and it is done too test and surveillance, all in good health. So there is no confirmed or symptomatic suspected or suspected Monkeypox,” a spokesperson said. Ministry of Health RI Mohammad Syahril during a virtual press conference attended by Zoom in Jakarta on Friday, September 16, 2022, quoted by Between.

The Three Residents consist of two residents of Depok: 38-year-old female and 24-year-old male as the patient’s family. While the rest, a 24-year-old man from Tangerang who is a friend of the patient.

The first patient confirmed positive for Monkeypox in Indonesia is a 27-year-old man from DKI Jakarta, who had previously traveled to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, and France before contracting.

The patient developed symptoms on August 11, 2022 and was treated by health workers from August 18, 2022 through lesion sampling at the Health Development Policy Agency (BKPK).

On August 19, 2022, the patient tested positive for Monkeypox based on lab test results and was on treatment through self-isolation.

The monkeypox patient is already healthy

Syahril said the patient in question was declared healthy again and confirmed not to have transmitted the Monkeypox virus.

This condition is indicated by sores on the face, hands, anus and genitals, and dry feet. “Because the symptoms are mild, on September 4, 2022, the isolation is complete. Now they can continue their activities as before. This means that this patient has been declared healthy,” he said.

To date, the Department of Health has detected a total of 66 suspected cases of Monkeypox based on lab test results. Of these 63 cases were negative, one case was positive and two cases are still under investigation.

These cases include those from Riau, Lampung, Banten, DKI Jakarta, Riau Islands, West Java, South Sulawesi, Central Java, Central Sulawesi and East Java.

Worldwide, confirmed cases Monkeypox It is estimated that there will be 60,394 cases in 99 countries, of which 22 are thought to have died. “Currently there is a significant increase in South American countries,” Syahril said.

Top ten countries with monkeypox cases including Canada (1,632), United States (22,620), Colombia (1,260), Peru (1,989), Brazil (6,246), Spain (6,947), United Kingdom (3,558), Netherlands (1,199), Germany (3,547), France (3,785), Thailand (7), Australia (129), Singapore (16), Philippines (4) and Indonesia (1).

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