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Monkeypox: re-emerging zoonosis with repercussions on the mental health of the population

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Carmen Barba ,
Carmen Barba

Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Carrera de Medicina. Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Ambato, Ecuador

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Chiquinquirá Silva de Méndez ,
Chiquinquirá Silva de Méndez

Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Grupo de Investigación BIOCIENCIAS. Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Ambato, Ecuador

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Carolina García ,
Carolina García

Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Carrera de Psicología clínica. Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Ambato, Ecuador

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Yenddy Carrero ,
Yenddy Carrero

Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Grupo de Investigación BIOCIENCIAS. Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Ambato, Ecuador

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Abstract

Re-emerging diseases, especially zoonoses, represent a public health problem with a profound impact on global dynamics. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious damage to the physical and mental health of the population, who are still not over the shock provoked, when not very encouraging news appear, a particular outbreak of smallpox known as monkeypox (MPX) that has the health authorities on alert. A bibliographic review was carried out with the purpose of showing the repercussion of zoonoses, especially MPX, on the mental health of the population. The MeSH descriptors were entered into the search servers PubMed, Elsevier, Scielo and LILACS in Spanish and English, finding several studies referring to the impact caused by pandemics on mental health, especially psychosocial disorders, isolation, and economic recession, as well as fear, loneliness, disconnection, and depression. In June 2022, the first case of MPX-related suicide is reported. Psychological evaluation is needed in suspected and confirmed cases of MPX, especially those patients admitted to isolation wards, allowing early identification of mental involvement and/or history of mental illness.

 

 

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Barba C, Silva de Méndez C, Garcìa C, Carrero Y. Monkeypox: re-emerging zoonosis with repercussions on the mental health of the population. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 26 [cited 2024 May 28];4:838. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/838

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