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Plastic surgery epidemic warning – 400 cases under investigation

Plastic surgery epidemic warning – 400 cases under investigation

US and Mexican authorities are urging the World Health Organization to declare a public health emergency due to a fungal outbreak linked to a plastic surgery on Mexican soil.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that two peoplewho underwent epidural anesthesia, They died of meningitis.

barely 400 people are under observation In both countries are closed two clinics in the city of Matamoros.

The authorities urged those who underwent epidural surgeries Riverside Surgical Center or in Clinica K-3 From January onwards to submit to to examineeven if they are asymptomatic.

The CDC said it did find out 25 “suspected” or “probable” cases of fungal meningitis in the United States of America.

Many Americans travel to Mexico for Cheap plastic surgery Such as liposuction, breast augmentation, and buttock lift, which require an injection of anesthetic into the area around the spine.

Due to the shortage of sanitary items in the country, there are concerns that unsuitable, even contaminated, preparations are being bought on the black market.

Last October, a batch of anesthetic commonly used in procedures such as caesarean sections was found to be contaminated with the same fungus. It has led to 39 people died in Durango County.

Most common early disease sign From fungal meningitis headache followed by fever, vomiting, neck pain, and blurred vision. It’s not contagious, ma’amIt can be treated with medication, but it can be life-threatening after symptoms appear.

The World Health Organization declares a public health emergency when a disease has spread between countries and a coordinated international response may be required to control it.

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With information from the BBC