Here is the national surveillance and response plan

Here are the main points of the national surveillance and response plan against monkey pox (Monkeypox), set up by the Directorate of Epidemiology and Disease Control affiliated to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, in coordination with health, public, private and military structures.

The epidemiological surveillance system

1. Probable case: Any person presenting with a skin rash, vesicular or vesiculo-pustular, with fever > 38°C, and in whom the usual causes, in particular, chickenpox, measles, herpes, rickettsiosis or a possible reaction allergic, were ruled out. 2. Confirmed case: Any probable case in which infection with monkeypox virus has been confirmed by molecular testing in the laboratory.

– Any suspected or probable case must be immediately declared to the provincial/prefectural health authority responsible for the health structure (public or private) where the doctor mentioned the diagnosis. – The Provincial/Prefectural Delegation of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection coordinates, as a matter of urgency, with the regional Public Health service, the verification of the case definition and carries out the epidemiological investigation as soon as the case is classified as a case likely. Contacts at risk

– Anyone who has had direct, unprotected physical contact with the damaged skin or biological fluids of a probable or confirmed symptomatic case, whatever the circumstances, including in a healthcare setting, or sharing toilet utensils, or contact with textiles (clothing, bath linen, bedding) or dishes.

– Anyone who has had unprotected contact within 2 meters for 3 hours with a probable or confirmed symptomatic case (eg close or intimate friend, transport environment, office colleagues, sports club, etc.).

To behave

– Self-isolation for the 3 weeks following the last contact with the probable or confirmed case, with twice-daily temperature monitoring.

– The provincial/prefectural Rapid Response Team (RRT) must set up regular telephone follow-up to check that there are no symptoms of the disease.

– In the event of a fever or rash, a contact person should not go to a health facility, but their treatment will be organized by the EIR.

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