JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Indonesian Ministry of Health has confirmed that three residents who had close contact with the first patient have been confirmed positive monkeypox Where monkeypox in good health.
“There are three people who are in close contact and it is done too test and surveillance, all in good health. So nothing confirmed or symptomatic is suspected or suspected monkeypox“, spokesperson for the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Mohammad Syahril, said during a virtual press conference on Friday (09/16/2022).
The three residents were made up of two Depok residents, a woman (38) and a man (24) like the patient’s family.
While the rest, a 24-year-old man from Tangerang who is a friend of the patient.
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Patient confirmed positive monkeypox The first in Indonesia was a 27-year-old man from DKI Jakarta.
He used to travel to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and France before contracting the infection.
The patient developed symptoms on August 11, 2022 and was treated by healthcare personnel 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.
Syahril said the patient in question was declared healthy again and confirmed not to have transmitted the virus monkeypox.
This condition is indicated by sores on the face, hands, anus and genitals, and dry feet.
“Because the symptoms were mild, on September 4, 2022, he was declared in full isolation. Now they can carry out their activities as before. This means that this patient has been declared healthy,” he said.
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To date, the Department of Health has detected a total of 66 suspected cases of monkeypox based on lab test results.
A total of 63 of them were negative, one case 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.
Globally, 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 case countries monkeypox 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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