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El Salvador has a protocol for cases of monkeypox, according to the Minister of Health

El Salvador has a health protocol to implement against monkeypox, according to the head of the Ministry of Health (Minsal), Francisco Alabí, who also assured that currently no reported cases of this disease in the country.

Alabí explained to journalists that the protocol “is based, like everything else in the health system, on early detection, a process of analyzing the origin of the case, and later treatment in specialized areas.”

He pointed out that “there is no specific treatment at this time for smallpox”, so “it is very important to be vigilant and alert to its evolution.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international emergency on Saturday due to the current outbreak of monkeypox, after some 16,000 cases (five of them fatal) have already been declared in 75 countries, many of them in Europe, where the disease was not endemic.

Monkeypox, according to a report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), is transmitted mainly by direct or indirect contact with blood, body fluids, skin lesions or mucous membranes of infected animals.

In the Central American region, Costa Rica and Panama have already confirmed cases of monkeypox.

Melissa Galbraith
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