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The Health Department of Mato Grosso do Sul, through the Health Surveillance, issued an alert to the health services of the 79 municipalities about the outbreak of Mycobacteriosis after aesthetic procedures performed in a health service in Paraguay.

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The SES/MS emphasizes that it is dealing with the outbreak in a responsible and careful way, and guides those patients who have undergone procedures, that at any symptom, seek medical attention or a public health unit.

According to the TECHNICAL ALERT , so far, 11 cases are under investigation, six of which are confirmed for Mycobacterium abscesses, three are Brazilian patients and three are Paraguayan. The procedures involved are breast implants, abdominoplasty and liposuction. The tests demonstrate strains with resistance to several classes of antimicrobials.

The SES/MS highlights when the cases of Mycobacterium abscesses were identified, the records were communicated to the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa).

Mycobacterium abscessus is normally found in soil and water and does not cause infections in normal healthy individuals. The bacterium, while a common environmental contaminant, is a rare cause of a surgical site infection.

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