The Department of Health confirmed 3 additional cases of “Monkeypox” in Puerto Rico

El Departamento dio conocer los vaccination centers that will receive the Jynneos vaccine soon

El llamado a los providers es guardar la confidentiality de los pacientes y realizar pre-registros de candidates a vacunación de sus clínicas. Photo: Shutterstock.

A través de un comunicado, the Department of Health confirmed three additional cases of the monovirus “Monkeypox”, before a total of 11 confirmed cases of the Orthopox virus in the island.

The authorities highlighted that two of the patients fluctuated between the ages of 20 and 30 years and the third case between 50 and 60 years. Los dos casos habian sido identificados como contactos de casos confirmados previentos. Los pacientes se encuentra estables y en isolation en el hogar.

On July 20 of this year, the Control and Prevention Centers of the United States indicate that in the world they register a total of 15,378 cases, reported in 71 countries.

Vacunación y cerco epidemiológico en Puerto Rico

In the same way, he informed that yesterday, he trained 90 health professionals who are part of the 23 providers of medical care that will begin to administer the vaccine contra la viruela del mono a partir de los próximos días.

The contacts of confirmed and identified cases will be eligible in this first stage by the team of the Office of Epidemiology through the surveillance system through the investigation of cases, rastreo y evaluación de riesgo exposure Are you egg contactos con una pareja sexual que haya sido diagnosed with monovirus in the last 21 days, those who had multiple sexual partners in the last 21 days or those who had close or close contact with infected persons.

“The vaccination is extremely important before stopping the local transmission chains that may result from the monovirus. Ya tenemos en la Isla 1,200 primeras dosi, bajo esta fase es importante recalcar a la population que los priority groups o los contacts cercans investigados por el Departamento de Salud” expressed the secretary of the Departamento de Salud, Carlos Mellado López.

It is important to mention that, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, siglas en inglés), han distribuido las vacunas de manera equitativa considering the number of confirmed cases in los estados y territorios de Estados Unidos.

En la Isla se estará administrando the vaccine Jynneos, en los próximos días, indicata para preventer la enfermedad de ruela humana y ruela del mono in personas majores de 18 años que están alto risego de infección.

Por su parte, la doctora Iris Cardona, principal medical officer of the Department of Health, indicated that during the training, questions were clarified about distribution, handling, requisitioning, administración y registro de vacunas. “Los providences ya cuentan con la información y education about the vaccine Jynneos. The certified providers will begin the vaccination process once they have received the vaccinations in an orderly process”, mentioned Cardona, who specified that people who consider themselves completely vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second dose.

The vaccination centers will be performing a pre-registration of the candidates before they can start citing the administration the vaccine. The quantity of vaccines, at this moment, is limited and will be assigned periodically by the Federal Government. El llamado a los providers es guardar la confidentiality de los pacientes y realizar pre-registros de candidates a vacunación de sus clínicas.

Los Centros Latinoamericanos de Enfermedades Transmisibles (CLETS) del Departamento de Salud will be attendiendo y citando a sus pacientes elegibles. In the same way, los Centros de Prevención y Tratamiento de Enfermedades Transmissibles (CPTET) with offices in Arecibo, Ponce Bayamón, Caguas and Mayagüez will be administrating the vaccine a sus pacientes que cumplan con los requisites established.

El Departamento dio conocer los vaccination centers that will receive the Jynneos vaccine soon.

  • CLETS, Centro Médico, San Juan

  • CLETS, Río Piedras

  • Clínica de Vacunación HURRA, Bayamón

  • Atlantic Medical Center, Barceloneta

  • Centro de Servicios Primarios de Salud, Patillas

  • Med Centro, Ponce

  • Migrant Health Center, Yauco

  • Neomed Center, Juncos

  • Clínica Familiar, Luquillo

  • Doctores Asociados del Noroeste, Moca

  • Costa Salud Community Health Centers, Rincón

  • Hostos Medical Services, Mayagüez

  • Centro de Salud Integral, Toa Alta

  • PryMed Medical Care, Cialis

  • Centro Ararat, San Juan

  • Centro Ararat, Ponce

  • Antiguo Hospital de Distrito Doctor Cayetano Call y Toste, Arecibo

  • CPTET, Bayamón

  • Mennonite Hospital, Caguas

  • Hospital Universidad de Puerto Rico Doctor Federico Trilla, Carolina

  • Hospital HIMA San Pablo, Fajardo

  • Hospital Doctor Ramón Emeterio Betances, Mayagüez

  • Hospital Dr. José Gándara, Ponce