The Ministry of Health reported Wednesday the first case of monkeypox in Lithuania was confirmed in the National Public Health Care Laboratory (NVSPL) in a person aged 40-49 age group.
Information on preventive measures is provided to the sick person and those who have been in contact with him, and these persons are monitored.
Although anyone can get monkeypox, not everyone is at the same risk. Currently, individuals who have direct physical contact with an infected person are at greater risk of contracting monkeypox.
Infected individuals can infect others as long as they have symptoms (usually 2-4 weeks).
You can get infected with monkeypox during direct contact with body fluids of an infected person, skin lesions, during sexual intercourse, as well as through an environment infected with the virus (bedding, clothes).
A person can infect others when skin rashes with sores appear. After the scars have closed and the scabs have fallen off, the person is no longer contagious.
SAM urges you to contact a medical facility if you develop a rash with blisters or a fever: consult your family doctor by phone or go to the admissions department of a hospital with an Infectious Diseases Department.
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