New Delhi. After Kerala, Delhi, now many states including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have also started preparations for Monkeypox. On the instructions of the Union Health Ministry, many state governments have issued an alert. Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey has given necessary instructions regarding monkeypox by holding a virtual meeting with civil surgeons and medical college hospitals of all the districts on Tuesday itself. If symptoms of monkeypox are seen in a patient, then treatment will be started immediately on the basis of that. Along with this, health workers who come in contact with monkeypox infected do not need to take leave for more than a week.
Let us tell you that monkeypox, which has spread in many countries of the world, has started spreading in India as well. However, so far no one has died in India due to this disease. Five people have been reported to have died of monkeypox in Africa. In such a situation, after the instructions of the central government, all the state governments have started preparing for this to make a dedicated center in the nodal hospital or hospital.
The Health Ministry has asked all district hospitals to monitor suspected patients and report suspected cases.
State governments in alert mode regarding monkeypox
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared monkeypox a global public health emergency of international concern. Since then, the Health Ministry has asked all district hospitals in the country to monitor suspected patients and report suspected cases. Civil surgeons have received an advisory from the department to check for symptoms of monkeypox and the staff has been apprised of the same. These people will have to keep under observation suspected persons (returnees) from specific countries, even if they are not tested for the disease.
Learn about the symptoms of monkeypox
Let us tell you that the testing facility for monkeypox and samples will be taken to the National Institute of Virology in Pune for confirmation. Let us tell you that according to the guidelines of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for the management of monkeypox, a suspected case is “a person of any age who has a travel history to the affected countries within the last 21 days with an unexplained acute rash.” Presents with and has one or more of the following confirmed symptoms including swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, body aches, profound weakness.
So far, more than 16 thousand monkeypox patients have been confirmed in 75 countries. (photo social media)
How is monkeypox spread?
Monkeypox is a disease caused by a virus. It is a viral zoonotic infection, which can spread from animals to humans. It can also spread from person to person. This epidemic spreads from human to human mainly through the body’s sexual route. The easiest way to spread this disease is through contact and sexual route. The highest number of cases in the world have been seen in homosexuals. Therefore, these classes are most at risk of this disease. Along with this, you can also get infected through this disease like mouth to mouth, direct skin contact, fomites. In this, wounds in the skin, vesicle fluid, pieces of scab are highly contagious.
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Fever, back pain, deep weakness, rash. This disease causes the lymph glands to swell. It is followed by or accompanied by the development of a rash that may last for two to three weeks. Vascular rashes occur on the face, palms and soles. The rash spares the trunk. Symptoms usually last for two to three weeks. The infection gets cured in 6 to 13 days.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : July 26, 2022, 17:33 IST