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The first case of monkey pox in Poland. Patient zero was discharged home

The man, who was diagnosed with the first case of monkey pox in Poland, was discharged from the hospital. The resident of Mazovia previously stayed in Gran Canaria. He has already completed 21 days of isolation and has gone home under sanitary and epidemiological supervision, said the voivodship consultant in the field of infectious diseases, Dr. Grażyna Cholewińska, MD, PhD.

The clinical course of the man was moderate, with lesions also of moderate severity. He was in the hospital. He has already completed 21 days of isolation and has gone home under sanitary and epidemiological supervision  , said Grażyna Cholewińska, MD, Ph.D., a provincial consultant in the field of infectious diseases. She added that the patient was treated symptomatically.

The first case of monkey pox in Poland.  Patient zero was discharged home

–  The Infectious Hospital in Warsaw is one of the best facilities of this type in the country. During the pandemic, COVID-19 played a key role in the region. In recent years, we have spent nearly PLN 40 million on modernization, expansion and retrofitting, of which PLN 3.6 million this year alone  – emphasized Elżbieta Lanc, board member.

–  The infectious diseases hospital is fully prepared  – added director Agnieszka Kujawska-Misiąg. –  Prepared rooms, each room is equipped with full sanitary facilities and sluices. It is a highly qualified staff who is well-coordinated, who practiced a good few years before COVID-19 the ability to work in overalls, wearing masks, and changing clothes  – she pointed out.

–  The hospital hospitalizes several patients under the account of monkey pox  – said Grażyna Cholewińska, a provincial consultant in the field of infectious diseases. –  The hospital is prepared and admits patients with symptoms that can later be confirmed in further studies also as monkey pox  – she noted.

So far, it is not clear what drives the spread of the infection, but there is a certain risk that mass events may contribute to an increase in the number of infections  , Kujawska-Misiąg pointed out.

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