The city of Oslo and the National Institutes of Public Health (NIPH) have begun monitoring the outbreak after a foreigner who visited Oslo in early May was diagnosed with monkey pox in his home country.
Mentioned in it NIPH in a press release on Saturday night.
The victim was in Oslo from May 6 to 10 and reportedly had symptoms during his stay, but was diagnosed with the infection shortly after returning home, the FHI wrote in a statement.
Says Miert Skjoldborg Lindboe, chief infection control physician operating in Oslo TV2 They know where the person lived and have found a small number of indirect close contacts.
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The Oslo Municipality receives help from the FHI to diagnose the disease, and now maps out those who can be defined as close contacts, says Fibi’s Chief Physician Freeben Avitzland, Dagbladet.
– Basically, monkey flu is just like any other virus. Aavitsland says we contact people who are at risk for infection and then tell them to follow up on any symptoms.
The task of mapping close contacts is not yet complete.
The most common symptoms of monkey pox are fever and general malaise and rash and swollen lymph nodes.
This is how you are in close contact
As for the monkey cups, if you have physical contact, skin to skin, it is primarily considered close contact.
Indirect contact transfer, for example through the bed, can also occur. It spreads through droplets, but according to the FHI, local money is usually needed for longer periods, preferably hours.
– The normal incubation period is six to twelve days, but Avitzland says it can last a long time.
The person currently diagnosed with monkey pox was in Oslo between May 6 and 10. In other words, those who were in close contact with the victim may now begin to develop symptoms.
– Close contacts are requested to follow for three weeks, says Aavitsland.
– The father is small
A senior FHI official emphasizes that the risk of contracting monkey flu is very small for most people.
– Even if he is in Oslo for a few days, there will be no infection on the tram or on the street. Probably the first to have the right close contact with that person, the victims, we get them, says Aavitsland.
The FHI also contacts the city of Oslo to help diagnose the infection and to find out more about the person’s home country during his stay in Oslo.
NIPH does not want to go out with additional personal information about the foreign person.
Sweden: – Dangerous
After registering the first case of the Swedish viral disease on Thursday, the Swedish government took a decision to classify the disease from monkey guinea as generally dangerous.
This means that the Swedish Epidemic Control Act comes into force.
Norwegian health officials will decide next week whether the monkey box should generally be defined as a dangerous infectious disease.
On Friday, the FHI said they were not particularly concerned about the situation.
– We do not care much about the situation at present. Monkey cups do not spread easily and over time you will need to keep in close contact or in direct contact with the skin. FHI Director Frode Forland said the disease was unlikely to turn into an epidemic.
The first European case for a man returning to the UK from Nigeria was confirmed on May 7. Since then, more than 100 cases outside Africa have been confirmed, according to Oxford University.
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