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Epidemic in Switzerland – The everyday life of those who fight against monkeypox

The daily lives of those fighting monkeypox

At the HUG, Alex Kodiyan examines patients with suspected monkeypox every day.  To do this, he must wear protective equipment.

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After the sample required for diagnosis, the tube containing the sample is pushed into an overtube, which is stretched by a caregiver who has not touched the patient.

“Mostly everything goes well. Complications such as secondary infection of the lesions, which can be treated with antibiotics, are to be feared.

Alex Kodiyan, HUG’s doctor on call, performing the tests on the patient

“When a new virus emerges, people who know the transmission routes and the symptoms must be informed.”

Pauline Vetter, Advisor for the Center for Emerging Virus Diseases

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