Smallpox in Morocco: on Thursday, June 2, 2022, a total of 7 suspected cases were ruled out

Smallpox in Morocco: on Thursday, June 2, 2022, a total of 7 suspected cases were ruled out


Par Hajar Kharroubi on 03/06/2022 at 10:51 p.m.

Positive tests for monkeypox, May 22, 2022.

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The coordinator of the National Center for Public Health Emergency Operations of the Ministry of Health, Mouad Merabet, announced that seven suspected cases of monkeypox have been ruled out as of June 2, 2022. In parallel, an imported case has been confirmed. and no probable cases are being investigated.

On LinkedIn, Mouad Merabet, the coordinator of the National Center for Public Health Emergency Operations at the Ministry of Health, gave an overview of the epidemiological situation of Monkeypox on June 2, 2022.

In all, seven suspected cases of monkeypox have been ruled out and no probable cases are being investigated. However, an imported case was confirmed yesterday, according to the Ministry of Health in a statement.

The patient’s health is stable and not a cause for concern, the ministry said, adding that he is under medical supervision in accordance with the health measures adopted in this regard.

Indeed, as soon as the results of the laboratory tests were confirmed, the national and regional centers for public health emergency operations launched an investigation to list all contact cases, in order to monitor them and take preventive measures to prevent spread of the virus. These contact cases have so far shown no symptoms.

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has previously launched a national plan to monitor and respond to monkeypox at a time when the spread of the disease has alerted the world. According to this device, anyone with clinical signs consistent with a suspected case should receive a medical consultation with an interrogation and a thorough clinical examination to possibly reclassify it as a probable case.

Anyone with clinical signs consistent with a suspected case, even if it is not classified as probable or even if a strong suspicion of chickenpox or other eruptive fevers is found, should self-isolate at home for two weeks, with strict adherence to hygiene measures. Symptomatic treatment should be prescribed by the attending physician and, if hospitalization is indicated, should be done in isolation in a dedicated room.

Par Hajar Kharroubi

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