Posted on June 11, 2022
Second in Puglia: patient in good general health and in home isolation
Following the reporting of the Complex Operating Unit of Infectious Diseases of the Moscati Hospital, the ASL of Taranto has identified the first confirmed case of Monkeypox in the provincial territory.
The patient, having recognized a clinical picture attributable to this pathology, spontaneously reported his situation and was promptly subjected to the samples necessary to give laboratory confirmation.
The Prevention Department has already carried out an epidemiological investigation and activated the public health actions envisaged in order to prevent any secondary cases. The patient is in home isolation in good general health. (Press release)
VIRUSES IN THE SEMINAL LIQUID The virus responsible for monkeypox is present in the semen of an infected person. To find out, the scholars ofSpallazani Institute of Rome who were the first in the world to isolate the virus from the seminal fluid of a patient, six days after the onset of symptoms. “The Spallanzani – he claims Francesco Vaiadirector of the Inmi Spallanzani of Rome -. continues in his great performances. Our researchers, the first in the world, have discovered that the virus responsible for monkeypox can be present in semen. I want to thank them and I also want to thank the new director of Virology Fabrizio Maggi. We have always said, even in difficult times, for example to young people, that we can and must afford everything, live life but in safe conditions.“.