Join us on Friday, 04 October from 12:00 p.m. to 01:15 p.m. (EST, local time in Washington, D.C.)
On July 23, monkeypox was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the WHO Director-General. As of October 28, there have been 77,115 confirmed global cases with 50,385 confirmed cases in the Region of the Americas.
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is hosting weekly webinars open to all healthcare providers and medical allies. These webinars include presentations on critical topics for the adequate management of monkeypox such as infection prevention and control (IPC), clinical management, and monkeypox risk communication and community engagement (RCCE). These virtual meetings also are held to disseminate and discuss new evidence related to the disease.
On July 19, 2022, Spain reported a monkeypox outbreak linked to a piercing and tattoo establishment in Cádiz, Spain affecting five individuals. Monkeypox can spread between people through direct contact with sores, scabs, or bodily fluids, meaning industries like tattoo parlors and barber shops, which rely on closer contact with their clients, could be at risk.
12:00-12:05 Introduction. Dr. Tamara Mancero
12:05-12:25 Structure and operation of the Epidemiological Surveillance System in Andalusia. Dra. Lorusso
12:25-12:45 Study of an outbreak in a piercing and tattoo center – Spain, July 2022. Dr. Valme del Río García
12:45-13:05 Lessons learned and challenges for the future - Experience in Andalusia. Panel Discussion
13:05-13.15 Q/A. Dr. Omar Sued
04 October from 12:00 p.m. to 01:15 p.m.
The Zoom platform will be used with the interpretation mode for English, Spanish, and Portuguese