Heads up!  Monkeypox is completely different from Covid-19

Heads up! Monkeypox is completely different from Covid-19

Monkeypox, Monkeypox or Monkeypox, as it is known worldwide, was diagnosed in 1958 in a group of monkeys, which gave rise to the name of the disease. However, the virus is more common in rodents and the first human case was identified in 1970.

It is a disease transmitted by prolonged contact, such as sexual intercourse, since the virus is also found in semen, and through the respiratory tract through droplets expelled by the infected person. Due to this transmissibility, it is necessary to use masks for protection and also the need for isolation when infected. With all these recommendations, people are insecure and afraid because they are comparing it to the coronavirus.

“It is important to point out that monkeypox is completely different from covid-19, as it does not cause pneumonia and other complications of the coronavirus. In addition, diseases are transmitted by different types of viruses. So, it probably won’t become a pandemic”, explains Dr. Dania Abdel Rahman, Coordinator of the Clinical Infectious Diseases and Hospital Infection Control sector and Infectologist at Albert Sabin Hospital (HAS).

Initially, the main symptoms are muscle pain, fever and general malaise. Soon after, skin lesions appear, usually starting in the genital region. “However, this is not a rule, as the patient may observe initial lesions in other regions, such as the face, trunk, limbs. Such lesions appear as small pustules, with yellowish and purulent content, and after that they hatch, open and dry, turning into crusts”, explains the infectologist.

Transmission can occur throughout the period in which there is injury, however, when they are blistered and with secretion, they are much more transmissible, because it is in this secretion that the virus is found. When the wounds turn into a crust, the transmissibility decreases, but it still exists. “For this reason, isolation time of at least fourteen days is recommended or as long as the patient has injuries”, adds the doctor.

There is currently no specific treatment for monkeypox, such as antivirals or other medications. “We are taking care of these cases with symptomatic medication, especially pain medication, since the lesions are very painful. The orientation is to wash the wounds with soap and water, use opioid analgesics, which are stronger and more potent drugs, and avoid contact with other people, especially sexual intercourse. It is also extremely important, as the virus spreads through droplets, the use of masks by both the patient and those around him”, warns Dr. Rahman.

Unfortunately, there is still no vaccine for this disease. The smallpox vaccine, applied around the world, including in Brazil, until 1979, may offer some protection against this new virus, however, it is still under study and there are no definitive conclusions about the fact.

Hospital becomes a reference in the west of São Paulo.

With 50 years of experience, Hospital Albert Sabin undergoes complete revitalization and is positioned as the main health center in Lapa and region.

With the mission of promoting health, seeking excellence in care processes, continuous improvement and operational efficiency, the history of Hospital Albert Sabin de SP (HAS), which completed 50 years in 2020, dates back to the 1970s with the acquisition of Lapa Assistência Doctor. In the following years, the construction of the building that still houses the hospital took place.

In the 2000s, its partners began the process of revitalization and modernization of the hospital, through renovations and the acquisition of new equipment with cutting-edge technology, culminating in 2016 with the expansion and new renovation, doubling the number of beds.

Humanization, care, attention and respect are the values ​​that guide all the activities of the team and the medical center as a whole, making state-of-the-art equipment available to patients, which guarantee more safety and high success rates in surgeries and treatments.

The services offered to the population, always with a high degree of quality, are the most complete and diverse, such as:

– 24-hour emergency service – Prepared to respond to emergencies and emergencies quickly and efficiently, Hospital Albert Sabin has a high-level multidisciplinary team and has several specialties, such as Cardiology, General Practice, Orthopedics and General Surgery.
– Urgent and elective admissions – For clinical and surgical procedures, it offers a humanized service with total tranquility, with comfortable apartments and with full hotel service, adult ICU, with professionals prepared to assist patients in all intensive procedures with total safety and agility, and a nursing team trained to the highest standards of excellence. It also has an infirmary, with all the comfort of the apartments, however, with two beds per facility.
– Surgeries – Surgical Center with high quality facilities and the best equipped in the region, offering care with total safety and care in the most diverse specialties, such as Cardiology, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery, Orthopedic, Thoracic, Otorhinolaryngology, Neurological, Urological, Gynecological, Vascular, Plastic and General. Also, the Surgical Arch provides greater precision for performing procedures, mainly for Orthopedic Surgeries, Neurosurgeries and Vascular Surgeries.
– CCU (Coronary Unit) – Specialized in the treatment of adult patients with heart problems who are at high risk and need intensive care with 24-hour monitoring. Team always prepared to provide the necessary specialized assistance to all patients during cardiac procedures or in the following events: Chest Pain, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Decompensated Heart Failure, Unstable Arrhythmia, Acute Aortic Syndrome and Post-Cardiopulmonary Arrest Syndrome.
– Specialties – In order to meet the most varied needs of its patients, HAS has teams in practically all areas, such as Arrhythmology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, General Practice, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Physiotherapy, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Hematology, Infectology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Nutrology, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pulmonology, Proctology, Psychiatry, Urology and Vascular..

Always thinking about the comfort of its patients and trying to serve the largest number of people who seek the hospital, HAS serves and works with various health insurance plans.

Albert Sabin Hospital also performs laboratory, imaging and cardiological tests, diagnosis and therapy services with the most modern equipment and with unparalleled professional quality. Among these services are Pathological Anatomy, Bronchoscopy, Colonoscopy, Transcranial Doppler, Echocardiogram, Doppler Echo, Electrocardiogram, Upper Digestive Endoscopy, Hemodynamics, Pulmonary Function Test, Chemotherapy, Radiology in General, Computed Tomography/Angiotomography, Ultrasonography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging/ Angioresonance.

It is impossible not to be surprised by the structure and quality of Hospital Albert Sabin, acquired in 50 years of hard work and personal abnegation of its maintainers and employees, always aiming at the well-being of its patients, employees and the population in general that seeks it. . It really is a complete medical center of excellence in all the areas it has set out to work.

The hospital and its professionals work with safety protocols and international certifications to ensure safe processes for their patients, companions and teams. It is worth mentioning the efforts made by the hospital to adopt security measures, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, by adopting separate entrances and facilities for elective patients and the separation, in the emergency room, of people with suspected infection by the new coronavirus already in the hospital. sorting.

HAS: Your life is in our care!

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